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Colin Montgomerie was appointed captain of the 2010 Europe Ryder Cup group on today in 2009.

The then-45-year-old made eight taking part in appearances within the competitors, making his debut in 1991.

The Scot was unbeaten in singles competitors all through his time taking part in within the Ryder Cup and his whole of 23½ factors (20–9–7) is ranked fourth on Europe’s all-time listing behind Sergio Garcia (25½), Sir Nick Faldo (25) and Bernhard Langer (24).

Colin Montgomerie captained Europe to victory within the 2010 Ryder Cup (Lynne Cameron/PA)

On his appointment in 2009, Montgomerie stated: “That is clearly one in all my proudest moments.

“It simply appears the time is correct for me to take the helm right here and be captain.

“It’s a enormous accountability having misplaced the final Ryder Cup.

“It is vital we do the whole lot we will to say again the Ryder Cup in 2010.”

Montgomerie went on to decide on Garcia, Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley, Jose Maria Olazabal and Thomas Bjorn as his vice-captains and confirmed he wouldn’t play throughout his time as a captain.

A younger Rory McIlroy made his Ryder Cup debut underneath Montgomerie, whereas Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Molinari, Martin Kaymer, Peter Hanson and Ross Fisher additionally made appearances.

The USA facet was captained by Corey Pavin and included the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson, who have been all main champions. Future Masters champions Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson have been additionally named.

Corey Pavin (left) was captain of the USA group on the 2010 Ryder Cup (David Davies/PA)

Europe led by 9½-6½ heading into the ultimate singles session, which was delayed till the Monday due to the heavy rain which happened on the opening day at Celtic Manor.

Staff USA battled again on the ultimate day however Graeme McDowell clinched victory for the Europeans on the seventeenth inexperienced by popping out on prime in opposition to Hunter Mahan.

Montgomerie captained Europe to a 14½-13½ victory, which was their sixth in eight contests and their fourth consecutive win on residence soil.

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