Colin Montgomerie denies allegations

Updated: August 11, 2010, 5:20 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie dismissed allegations about his personal life that came to light on a nationally syndicated radio show that featured CBS-TV analyst David Feherty.

The former European Tour and Ryder Cup player on Tuesday said there was an injunction in the United Kingdom to keep embarrassing photos of Montgomerie out of newspapers and Internet sites.

Montgomerie, 47, a Scotsman, admitted earlier this year to having an affair with a neighbor and said he had put his marriage "under considerable strain." He has been married to wife Gaynor for more than two years.

The Feherty revelations were not specific, but were said to involve a British tabloid that has been prevented from publishing photos or a story. Other U.K. outlets have steered clear of the story.

"I obviously listened to that radio show and I know a lot you are having a lot of fun right now at my expense," Montgomerie said Wednesday at Whistling Straits, where he will play in the PGA Championship. "Let me clear this up, thought, that I can categorically say that there's no injunction against [the U.K's] News of the World. I'm really not going to discuss this any further.

"All I can say is categorically there is no injunction against the News of the World regarding anything."

Monty has won 31 times on the European Tour and has been a stellar performer in the Ryder Cup, playing in the matches eight times.

He has a less-than-cordial history with Feherty, who is from Northern Ireland and recently became a U.S. citizen. Feherty, who played on the European Ryder Cup team with Montgomerie in 1991, is the one who dubbed him "Mrs. Doubtfire," a mocking reference to the movie character played by Robin Williams.

Bob Harig is a golf writer for ESPN.com.

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