Montgomerie Doesnt Object to Women in Mens Events

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European TourBANGKOK, Thailand -- Colin Montgomerie says women competing in men's golf tournaments is good for the sport.

'No objection to lady pros, girls, females, playing in tournaments,' Montgomerie said Wednesday, a day before the first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic.

Colin Montgomerie'If they were to make the cut, it would be good, not just for the tournament but for the individual and the ladies tour in general.'

Montgomerie, Europe's player of the year four times, says women playing in men's tournaments 'seems to be the in' thing.

'I'd like one of them to make the cut,' he said. 'That would be good.'

Teenage sensation Michelle Wie nearly made it two weeks ago at the Sony Open. Wie, 14, missed the cut by one shot.

Annika Sorenstam became the first woman in 58 years to compete on the PGA Tour, missing last year's cut by five shots at the Bank of America Colonial.

Suzy Whaley and Se Ri Pak also played in men's tournaments last year. Laura Davies, who played in last year's Korean Open, is scheduled to play in the men's ANZ Championship in Australia next month.
 
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