The Real Monty

The Real Monty : The Autobiography of Colin Montgomerie

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Colin Montgomerie has been Europe's No.1 golfer for the last eight years in succession - an unparalleled achievement in the professional era. He is universally regarded as the best player never to win a major title, twice losing in playoffs. Born in Scotland into a keen golfing family, Colin showed exceptional promise while still a small boy. His family insisted he complete his education, so he took a management degree in the USA before turning professional in 1986. In his early years he was as famous for his fiery temperament as for his play, culminating in a watershed incident in which he threatened a spectator who coughed during his backswing. Determined to conquer his emotions, Colin concentrated on improving his game, with spectacular results. His new found self-control stood him in good stead, particularly in the 1999 Ryder Cup, where he withstood constant abuse from American fans, and went on to defeat his close friend Payne Stewart on the 18th green -- hours before Stewart was killed in a bizarre plane crash. Montgomerie's autobiography is the story of a prodigious talent, a hothead who reformed his ways.
It is about the most famous golfer in the world who has never won a major, but who is determined to do so. And it is about the hero of the most controversial and charged Ryder Cup in history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 156 x 238 x 30mm | 539.78g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752845934
  • 9780752845937

About Colin Montgomerie

Lewine Mair is the only women golf correspondent in the UK. She has written for the DAILY TELEGRAPH for 20 years and has known Monty for ten years. Lewine Mair is the only women golf correspondent in the UK. She has written for the DAILY TELEGRAPH for 20 years and has known Monty for ten years.
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Launch Party in London on Monday 28th October MAJOR SERIAL: DAILY TELEGRAPH 23-25 October SECOND SERIAL: THE SCOTSMAN 28-29 October PRESSSUNDAY TIMES interview on Sunday 20 OctoberTHE TIMES sports interview on Tuesday 29 OctoberSUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE 'Best of Times, Worst of Times' interview on Sunday 3rd NovemberSUNDAY TIMES ECOSSE feature interview on Sunday 27 OctoberDAILY TELEGRAPH Peterborough diary 30 & 31 OctoberMAIL ON SUNDAY 'Roots' interview (date tbc)DAILY MAIL news story Tuesday 22 OctoberDAILY MAIL feature review anddiary story Wednesday 30 OctoberTHE SUN sports news story Tuesday 29 & Thursday 31 OctoberTHE MIRROR sports news story Tuesday 29 OctoberDAILY MAIL sports books of the year 27 NovemberEVENING STANDARD news story Tuesday 22 OctoberMETRO news story Wednesday 23 OctoberSUNDAY HERALD interview Sunday 3 NovemberPA FEATURES syndicated interview Tuesday 29 OctoberHAYTERS SPORTS AGENCY- syndicated interview Tuesday 29 OctoberSCOTTISH SUNDAY MAIL interview (date tbc)THE INDEPENDENT - sports book annual round up 17 DecemberSCOTLAND ON SUNDAY - review 22 December MAGAZINESGOLF MONTHLY - extractSKY MAGAZINE - interviewRANGERS MAGAZINE - interview TVBBC BREAKFAST NEWS Tuesday 29 OctoberDES & MEL SHOW on ITV 1-2pm on Friday 1st NovemberBREAKFAST WITH FROST on BBC1on Sunday 3rd NovemberSKY SPORTS interview Monday 28 OctoberSCOTTISH TELEVISION NEWS Tuesday 29 October RADIORADIO 4 TODAY programme Monday 28 OctoberRadio 5 NICKY CAMPBELL show Monday 28 OctoberRadio 5 IAN PAYNE show Friday 1 NovemberBBC RADIO SCOTLAND Fred McAulay Show 30 OctoberITN syndicated interview AUTHOR TOUR to include bookshop events in:LondonGlasgowEdinburghAyr IRISH PUBL
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