Wednesday 21 February 2018

Golf star Montgomerie in road crash

Golfer Colin Montgomerie was involved in a car accident today.

Montgomerie, 47, who captained Europe to victory over the United States in the Ryder Cup earlier this month, did not require hospital treatment.

It is thought his car was involved in a crash with a van near Glasgow today.

He was said to have been left shaken but did not need hospital treatment, sources close to the golfer said.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said they had received a report of a collision involving a van, a lorry and two cars.

The spokesman said: "Three ambulances were sent to the scene but no-one required hospitalisation. There were minor and superficial injuries."

A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: "Police received a report of a crash on the A80 at Moodiesburn at around 11.30am today.

"It does not look as though anyone is seriously injured."

Firefighters helped to clear the vehicles from the carriageway.

Montgomerie, a former world number two, returned to playing golf last month and finished joint 41st at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

He dropped from 135th to 425th in the world during his term as Ryder Cup captain ahead of the tournament at Celtic Manor, south Wales.

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