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
THE BEST EVER TAYLORMADE IRONS – P7MB, P7MC & P770 review
TaylorMade Irons
play button
THE EASY WAY TO HIT A DRAW | GOLF EXPLAINED
golf coaching
play button
The one swing thought EVERY golfer needs
lessons
play button
FOOTJOY PRO|SL CARBON vs ECCO S-THREE - Are these the best spikeless golf shoes money can buy?
FootJoy
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Brooks Koepka: Media overplayed friendship with DJ
Scots golf club vandalised by individual with "serious grudge"
Brooks Koepka regrets US PGA comments (kind of)
Pro adds Black Lives Matter sticker to his golf bag
Justin Thomas is $2m richer this week... without hitting a ball

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s tips for swinging on plane
Watch
play button
Shift your weight to the left side
Callaway
play button
Don’t de-loft your clubface
Watch
A simple takeaway drill from Denis Pugh
Watch
See all videos right arrow