Posted January 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
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A day after missing out on Europe's Ryder Cup captaincy, Colin Montgomerie says he's not bitter and is fully behind the choice of Paul McGinley. Montgomerie, the winning 2010 captain, emerged as a late candidate after Darren Clarke pulled out of contention for the job, preferring to concentrate on his own game. But the 49-year-old Scotsman was opposed by several players, most notably No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy, who felt Montgomerie wouldn't be motivated to win a second Ryder Cup. Speaking ahead of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Montgomerie said he was ''flattered'' to be considered and said he didn't campaign for the job. ''I wasn't in the picture until a week before Christmas when I heard of others that felt there was an opportunity for me to captain the team at home in Scotland, which would have been a dream come true,'' Montgomerie said. ''It hasn't happened. . . . I haven't pressed this in any way, so I was ...
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