Montgomerie supports Gleneagles absentees


GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- European captain Colin Montgomerie says he supports the decision of four leading European players to miss this week’s final Ryder Cup qualifying event at Gleneagles in Scotland.

English trio Paul Casey, Luke Donald and Justin Rose and Ireland’s three-time major winner Padraig Harrington have all opted out of the Johnnie Walker Championship in order to compete in the first of four events in the FedEx Cup playoff series in the United States.

That means they will need one of Montgomerie’s three captain's picks if they are to take part in the Ryder Cup.