Colin Montgomerie Q&A: Why LIV players should be out as Ryder Cup captains, which of his eight order of merit titles mean the most to him and the Hall of Fame NFL coach he gets mistaken for all the time

Colin Montgomerie turns 60 later this year.

“Later this year? God, it’s next month. Stop it!” he said with a chuckle.

Indeed, June 23 is right around the corner but having just come off a third-place tie at the PGA Tour Champions Insperity Invitational in Houston when we talked, Montgomerie isn’t ready to be put out to pasture just yet.

Remarkably, this already is the 10th year on the senior circuit for Monty, who joined the World Golf Hall of Fame a decade ago too, and after years of being Europe’s most devoted star to the home circuit has developed quite the crush on life in America.

Monty is many things —a Ryder Cup hero, Scotland’s finest player since Sandy Lyle, a European Tour stalwart who won eight Order of Merit titles but also never won a major, never won on the PGA Tour, and could throw a  tantrum with the best of them.

But this conversation happened fortunately enough on a Wednesday and Montgomerie always was known as “Wonderful on Wednesday” by the media before the birdie and bogey tally swayed his mood one way or the other. In this Q&A with the winner of 31 DP World Tour events, the most of any British player, Monty discusses why he’s in favor of rolling back the golf ball, why Ryder Cup heroes who have departed for LIV Golf shouldn’t be allowed to be captain in the future and you’ll chuckle when you hear which Hall of Fame football coach he gets confused for all the time. The resemblance is striking.