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Montgomerie expects Ryder Cup changes

Colin Montgomerie believes future Ryder Cups will be different from the 2010 contest, where he captained Europe to victory.
Colin Montgomerie believes future Ryder Cups will be different from the 2010 contest, where he captained Europe to victory.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Colin Montgomerie has outlined the changes he would like to see made to the Ryder Cup
  • Montogomerie captained Europe to victory at the 2010 contest in Celtic Manor
  • Scot wants to see six matches played in one day, with tournament spread over four
  • He revealed he has not spoken to Paul Casey since he left Englishman out of squad

(CNN) -- Victorious Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie said on Wednesday that he expected to see significant changes made to golf's Europe versus U.S. team competition in the future.

Speaking in Perth at a conference for EventScotland, Montgomerie -- who led Europe to victory at Celtic Manor in Wales in October -- said he wanted to see six matches played in a day so that all 12 selected players competed on every day of the tournament.

The next Ryder Cup competition takes place in Illinois in 2012, with the following contest to be held at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2014.

"You might find more matches at Gleneagles," the Scot told reporters at the International Events conference.

"I've always felt that if you qualify or are selected for the Ryder Cup team then you should play every day. I had a difficult enough time getting my team down to 12, never mind eight to play each day."

"I don't know if you can squeeze that into three days but I'd prefer everybody to play.

"The date is another thing that could change because we could run out of daylight to play six matches a session, so that's another issue we've got."

The 49-year-old will now present his ideas to a meeting of the tournament's European Tour Committee in Abu Dhabi in January. "It might be a long meeting. I expect there will be lots of changes." Montgomerie added.

I've always felt that if you qualify or are selected for the Ryder Cup team then you should play every day
--Colin Montgomerie
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Montgomerie also revealed that he has yet to speak to Englishman Paul Casey, 10 weeks after the world number eight was controversially omitted from the Ryder Cup squad.

"I have still to speak to Paul," he said. "I have been trying hard but I'm not getting very far.

"Email, text and voicemail is about my limit and I can't do any more than that.

"I think you'll find the selection process changes in itself to ensure the next captain doesn't have the same problems I had. I really hope he doesn't have those issues because I had an impossible decision to make."

Montgomerie has ruled himself out of captaining the side again but despite his age and world ranking of just 405, retains hopes of qualifying as a player for the 2012 and 2014 competitions.

"I think it is only right when one wins, one gets out. There's a time in these things to leave and that was it -- to win and get out," Montgomerie added in an interview with BBC Scotland.

"But it doesn't finish me with the Ryder Cup, hopefully. I can still play and still earn my place on the team as a player."