Monty invites Tiger to Gleneagles

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Colin Montgomerie has issued Tiger Woods with a invitation to play in next week’s Johnnie Walker championship.

Colin Montgomerie has issued Tiger Woods with a sponsors invitation to play in next week’s Johnnie Walker championship at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Because of poor form and the time Woods has spent sidelined by injuries this season, he has not been able to qualify for the US PGA Tours’s FedEx Cup play-off series starting with The Barclays, next week.

Nor has he qualified for the upcoming HSBC Champions on November 3 and the only remaining Tournament on his schedule right now is the Australian Open later in November.

Without any tournament action to help re-ignite his stuttering career, it is very possible that Woods, now only 33rd on the World Rankings list, will have fallen out of the all-important Top 50 bubble by the time he heads for Australia and it is for this reason, says Montgomery, that he is giving the former World No 1 a chance to play in the Johnnie Walker.

“I’ve asked him as I have invitations available,” Montgomerie, the Tournament Chairman at Gleneagles, told the Daily Mirror.

“We haven’t had a reply yet. Tiger looks like he’s going to have nowhere to play for nearly three months.

“It would be superb if he accepted. I know he has his children to think about, and all that sort of stuff that goes with family commitments, but wouldn’t it be great if he did say yes to any of our European Tour events? If you don’t ask, you don’t get, so it’s worth a go.”

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