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Monty Keen To Come On Board
Successful 2010 Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has refused to rule out the possibility of taking part in 2014 Ryder Cup as a vice-captain.
Paul McGinley is yet to have announced his plans for his backing staff at Gleneagles next year, and its clear Monty would love to be involved once again.
When quizzed on the matter, Monty said: "Of course I would, I'd do anything to help the European cause at Gleneagles. It's my home and I would do anything to help encourage the European team and help retain the Ryder Cup."
On Europe's chances of once again retaining the trophy though, and continuing their era of dominance in the competition, he was less sure.
Motgomerie added: "I just hope that Europe have the same success as the last two times in 2010 and 2012 - in that I mean winning the Ryder Cup.
“Its one thing to be captain at the Ryder Cup, the next thing for Paul McGinley to do is actually retain the Ryder Cup. He's got stiff opposition against Tom Watson's great American set-up that's going to come over and compete in a year's time, and we wish Paul and the European team all success."
There's no doubt Monty would be a popular figure back on home soil, and taking part in a competition in which he has been such a success, so watch this space...