While it’s unlikely to rival Ulrika Johnson’s kiss-and-tell revelations about the England football manager, Colin Montgomerie’s much anticipated autobiography is expected to lift the lid off the pressures faced by one of the world’s top golfers.
The Real Monty tells of how the Scot’s obsession to win his seventh Volvo Order of Merit almost cost him his marriage to university sweetheart Eimear, how he parried jibes about his weight and struggled to stop himself blowing his top at the slightest distraction on the course.
Written with Lewine Mair, golf correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, it also details Montgomerie’s commitment to a personal and professional balance to ensure that his career finishes on a high note.
The Daily Telegraph begins an exclusive serialisation of the autobiography, which includes a late chapter on the 2002 Ryder Cup hero’s part in the victory over the US at The Belfry, tomorrow (Tuesday). It completes its extracts within the paper’s sports supplement from October 23-25.