Gustafson Next Woman to Play Men

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Sweden's Sophie Gustafson has agreed to play in the Casio World Open, becoming the sixth woman to play in a men's tournament this year. The Casio is a Japan Tour event.
 
Gustafson replaces Se Ri Pak, who has withdrawn. Laura Davies also is in the field of the tournament Nov. 27-30. Gustafson, 29, resides now in Orlando.
 
Other women who have played in men's events this year include Annika Sorenstam, Davies, Jan Stephenson, Pak, Suzy Whaley and amateur Michelle Wie. Pak was the only one to have made the cut, although Stephenson played in a Champions Tour event where there was no cut.