Monty off to Afghanistan

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Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie is set to pay a visit to British troops in war-torn Afghanistan.

Former European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie is set to pay a visit to British troops in war-torn Afghanistan.

The 42-year-old Scot, who dominated the European Tour in the 1990s, is also expected to pay a visit to the world most danger golf course at the Kabul Golf Club during the four days he is in Afghanistan, ostensibly to meet with army personnel and British Embassy staff.

The club is renowned for its dusty fairways, oiled greens and unwanted bunkers, the result of numerous rocket attacks.

“I am looking forward to it very much,” he told Reuters.

“I’m not taking my own golf clubs but I have gathered together a lot of equipment for the troops.

“It’s going to be a special occasion as I have never undertaken anything like this before. I’m then heading to Hong Kong and looking to play myself into the Dubai World Championship.”

Montgomerie is currently 102nd on the European Tour’s money list and needs a seriously strong performance at next week’s Hong Kong Open to qualify for the elite, 60-man field for Dubai.

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