If anyone knows how to be successful on the golf course, it is Colin Montgomerie. Born in Glasgow in 1963, he has forged one of the most impressive careers in European golf. Montgomerie turned pro in 1988 and immediately received his first award: European Tour Rookie of the Year. The first tournament win followed in 1989 at the Portuguese Open.
Since then, the popular Scot has won 31 titles, including the 1999 BMW International Open. No player has won the “European Tour Order of Merit” as often as “Monty”, who has achieved this feat no less than eight times.
The name Colin Montgomerie hit the headlines again in 2010. Already regarded as one of the best Ryder Cup players of all time, he this time managed to win the coveted trophy back from the USA as captain. In extreme Welsh weather, Montgomerie used all his experience to guide his team to victory in a thriller that went right down to the wire. In 2013 he was anointed in the “World Golf Hall of Fame”.
The exclusive golf clinic means amateurs at the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International will also be able to benefit from Montgomerie’s wealth of experience. In 2014 the Scot reached another impressive milestone: his 600th tournament on the European Tour.
Dubai in all its glory.
The World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International is far more than just another golf tournament. Together with their guests, the world finalists are treated to an unforgettable programme away from the course, as well as exclusive evening events: from the welcome evening under the night sky to the closing Gala Dinner with Colin Montgomerie. Only guests may participate in events from the side programme, and these can only be booked on-site. The programme is subject to change.
Monday 6th March
While the world finalists are getting to know the golf courses on the official training day, the fringe programme for companions gets underway (details to follow). Alternatively, anyone who wants to can play golf at the Emirates Golf Club. Then in the evening, the "Arabian Experience" (dress code: outdoor casual) will be an adventure.
Tuesday 7th March
On the sporting side, the first round of the world final and the Guest Cup get underway today. In addition to the fringe programme (details to follow) further start times are reserved for companions at the Emirates Golf Club. The nations will enjoy the "Team Night" (dress code: smart casual) evening.
Thursday 9th March
Today is a special day, after all the winners of the world final will be decided in the third round of the tournament. But that is not the only reason: golf legend Colin Montgomerie will do the World Final the honour of hosting a golf clinic and presenting the trophies at the gala dinner (dress code: black tie) in the evening. As on all other days, companions have the option of picking up the golf clubs themselves or enjoying the fringe programme (details to follow).