Here I thought the stomping, the scowling and the overall look of extreme constipation had been a ploy to create an intimidating mystique. Turns out that wasn't the case, but now that he's got to worry about uniform coordination, accumulating assistant captain's and considering lunch with people he normally wouldn't be caught dead with, Colin Montgomerie says we should expect to see a new, relaxed man on course.
"I have been looking for ways to relax on a course for many years and I think I have found it by no fault of my own," the eight-time European No1 said. "To become Ryder Cup captain has given me a huge responsibility – a sense of responsibility that has given me a feeling of relaxation on the course. I am now enjoying my golf.
"In the long run, both the lead-up and past the 2010 Ryder Cup, it will actually help my golf. I will be more relaxed and therefore play to a higher standard," added the Scot, now ranked No137 in the world.