||Colin Stuart Montgomerie is born in Glasgow. Winner of a record eight European Order of Merit titles - of which seven in successive years - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2005, he rose to be world no. 2. A major title has eluded him throughout his careeer, with a frustrating five second place finishes, although 'Monty' has often said he would not swap his eight Orders of Merit or his superb Ryder Cup record for a Major. He is the second highest points scorer of all time in the Ryder Cup with 23½, just 1½ points behind Nick Faldo, and in eight appearances is undefeated in singles.