Colin Montgomerie to buy "controlling stake" in Rangers

Colin Montgomerie Rangers

Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie is heading up a London-based consortium that plans to buy a controlling stake in Rangers FC, bunkered.co.uk has learned.

The eight-time European Tour Order of Merit winner is believed to be at the centre of an £18m bid to buy the Glasgow giants, with talks reported to be at an "advanced stage". 

Monty is a huge football fan and a long-standing supporter of Leeds United. However, he is also known to have a soft spot for Rangers. Now, it seems that the 56-year-old - the ninth highest earner in the history of the European Tour - could be prepared to invested some of his €30m fortune into the Ibrox club.

• The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!

• The very best of golf on Netflix

• 10 great golf books for self-isolating with

A source told us: "Colin is keen to help restore Rangers to the club's former glory, and all credit to him.

"He knows a thing or two about what it takes to build a successful team, having been the winning captain in the 2010 Ryder Cup, and he has plenty of experience of what it takes to be a success in Europe, too. We wish him well."

WATCH - DUMBARNIE LINKS... THE FIRST REVIEW!

It is also believed that Montgomerie has developed a plan to help tackle the problem of bad fan behaviour at Ibrox. 

• Caddyshack: Where are they now?

• IN PICS - The best par-3s in Scotland

Our source added: "In his playing days, Monty could silence a crowd with a hard stare. So, when inappropriate signing or chanting breaks out, a picture of him looking displeased will be displayed on the stadium's giant television screens. 

"Stewards will also be issued with 'Quiet Please' signs to hold in the air whenever behaviour threatens to get out of hand."

Monty to Rangers? It's almost unbelievable. Fair to say no Rangers-supporting golfer will forget this day in a hurry...

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTERS (2020)
Scotty Cameron
play button
OLD DRIVER VS NEW DRIVER - TaylorMade SIM vs TaylorMade Original One
TaylorMade
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track Ten - VS - TaylorMade Spider X
Odyssey Triple Track
play button
THE BEST LOOKING NEW CLUB I'VE SEEN IN 2020 - BUT WHAT IS IT?
Ping
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

"It could host The Open right now" - Dumbarnie Links opens to rave reviews
WATCH - Scots golfer suffers first tee nightmare on return to the course
David Snodgrass takes the reins at Crail
Glasgow golfers make renewed plea to save courses
Robert MacIntyre to reopen course alongside COVID-19 survivor

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to square the clubface at impact
Callaway
play button
Denis Pugh’s wise words for ex-pro Steven Rettie
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s stepping-stone to better golf
Watch
play button
How to make a consistent backswing
Watch
See all videos right arrow