According to his agent, Colin Montgomerie will skip the event in Lyon because it would have been his sixth event in a row and he needed some time off.
Monty will instead stay at home and work on his game before he returns to the European Tour in two weeks.
The seven-time Order of Merit winner has missed the cut in his last two European Tour starts including last week's Portuguese Open. He is currently 60th among the 2001 money leaders and 11th in Ryder Cup points.
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