Todays tournament committee meeting in Abu Dhabi will discuss who takes over from Jose Maria Olazabal. Dubliner Paul McGinley, an assistant in the last two matches, is favourite now that Darren Clarke has stated his desire to regain a place in the team.
But the possibility of Montgomerie, who led the side to victory at Celtic Manor in 2010, being turned to again on home soil remains after Clarke talked about the need for a big character to oppose American choice Tom Watson.
“Obviously, it would be a dream come true if I could be seen to be captain at home in Scotland,” Montgomerie said before heading from South Africa to the Middle East.
“It will be a great honour. It seemed to be between Darren and Paul and now my name seems to be mentioned an awful lot, so we will see.”
As for the demands of the job the eight-time European number one added: “It’s a lot of time, a lot of pressure on family and you as a individual.
“The scrutiny when it’s at home is a lot more. It’s an invasion of your privacy and life.” Read more