Now, after many close Major failures, Garcia has dropped to a world ranking of 32 and risks missing the Ryder Cup.
Montgomerie explained: “Sergio is the main guy I want to talk to.
“I’ll give him a pep talk saying ‘come on, I need you, we need you’. It might spur him to better things this summer.”
Garcia has come so close to Major success, with two second-place finishes at the USPGA in 1999 and 2008, a tie for third at the US Open in 2005, a tie for fourth at the Masters in 2004 and a second place at the 2007 Open Championship when he lost to Padraig Harrington in a playoff at Carnoustie.
However this season Garcia was 45th at Augusta and has struggled with consistency on the PGA Tour.
Montgomerie hopes a confidence-boosting chat can help Garcia at the 2010 US Open, boosting the Ryder Cup team in the long-term.
Montgomerie added: “The Spanish have been a fantastic asset to our team over the years.
“The passion they bring to that event is second to none, Sergio has been no exception.”