Colin Montgomerie sustained bruises to his left side in a four-vehicle crash Thursday, saying he was lucky to escape with only minor injuries.
The Ryder Cup captain was driving from his home in Dunning to see his father in Glasgow when the accident occurred that involved two cars, a van and a truck, Scottish authorities said. No one was hospitalized.
Montgomerie said a van slammed into his car, and then his car was struck by a truck and another car. He was pulled out of the car by other drivers, he said.
"It was a terrible shock, and I am lucky to have come out of it relatively unscathed," he said.
Montgomerie's management company IMG said he did not need to be hospitalized, but received roadside treatment from ambulance personnel.
Montgomerie was the captain of the European team that defeated the United States at the Ryder Cup in Wales this month. He recently returned to competition and finished tied for 41st at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.