Avantha Masters for Montgomerie

  • Last Updated: February 26 2013, 9:46 GMT

Colin Montgomerie will make his first appearance in the Avantha Masters in March.

Colin Montgomerie: Will play in India

The fourth edition of the tournament will be held at a new venue, Jaypee Greens Golf Course in Greater Noida, India, and Montgomerie will be out to add to his 31 European Tour titles.

"India is unquestionably one of the world's biggest growth areas for golf, so I'm really looking forward to teeing up in the Avantha Masters," said Montgomerie.

"Having recently added a project in Goa to my golf course design portfolio, I hope to play my part in the development of the game in India.

"Whenever I have visited this fascinating country in the past, I have always found the people to be both very friendly and enthusiastic about golf.

"Hopefully the crowds will come along to support the tournament, and show that golf in India is enjoying a real popularity boom."

The Avantha Masters will again be tri-sanctioned by The European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) with Simon Dyson and Thomas Levet two other notable European Tour players who will be competing.

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