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Montgomerie Honored By Queen

Colin Montgomerie received the Member of the British Empire medal Wednesday from Queen Elizabeth II, an honor he called "the most important to me as a British citizen."

The 35-year-old Scot, wearing a kilt, was accompanied to Buckingham Palace by his wife, Eimar, and his eldest daughter, Olivia, and he dedicated the medal to his family.

Montgomerie, daughter Olivia and wife Eimar outside Buckingham Palace. (AP)

"It's a wonderful day for the family, it's a family day today. Not just for myself, for they deserve a lot of credit as well," he said. "They deserve this award as much as I do, I must admit."

The award capped a week in which Montgomerie, with his third place in the season-ending Volvo Masters, finished as the PGA European Tour's leading money winner for the sixth consecutive season.

He won £993,077.45 on the European tour.

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