Senior Open Golfers

COLIN MONTGOMERIE: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Colin Montgomerie watches his drive from the 17th tee during the final round of the Senior Players Championship on Sunday in Belmont, Mass. Montgomerie is the defending U.S. Senior Open champion.
Colin Montgomerie watches his drive from the 17th tee during the final round of the Senior Players Championship on Sunday in Belmont, Mass. Montgomerie is the defending U.S. Senior Open champion. The Associated Press

Colin Montgomerie comes to Sacramento seeking his second consecutive U.S. Senior Open championship. Currently atop the Charles Schwab Cup rankings, he’s won three Champions Tour majors, including the last two Senior PGA Championship titles.

His 31 European Tour victories rank him fourth on the all-time list, which helped him reach the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.

WATCH: Taking flight from the bunker

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Off-the-tee driving distance 2015: 273.2 (32nd on the Champions Tour)
  • Scoring average 2015: 69.84 (second)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $3,431,026
  • Career highlights: Has won the Order of Merit – now called the Race to Dubai, awarded for most points on the European Tour – a record eight times, including seven in a row (1993-99).

Stats through June 16

Personal

  • Height: 6-foot-1
  • Weight: 198
  • Year turned pro: 1987
  • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Birth date: June 23, 1963
  • College: Houston Baptist
  • Did you know? According to pgatour.com, Montgomerie established the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation in memory of his mother, who died of lung cancer. The foundation aims to raise money for cancer patients and their families.
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