Golf: Montgomerie relives Ryder memory

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Colin Montgomerie returns to the scene of one of the most amazing days of his career this week when he plays for Scotland in the World Cup of Golf at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

It was here that Montgomerie, winner of the Hassan Trophy in Morocco on Sunday, made his debut in the 1991 Ryder Cup, a match remembered most for the six-foot putt which Bernhard Langer missed to give America victory.

Earlier on the same day, Montgomerie faced Mark Calcavecchia and discovered what pressure can do to someone. Calcavecchia was five up at the turn and still four ahead with four to play, but then totally went to pieces to allow Montgomerie a half.

"I don't think I'll ever come across what happened that day again," the Scot, Europe's leading money-winner for the last five seasons, said.

Montgomerie partners Raymond Russell, while England have Mark James and Paul Broadhurst. Wales have Ian Woosnam and Phillip Price and Ireland's two are Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley.

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