Colin Montgomerie has urged Tiger Woods to come and play in Europe after the former world No 1 failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup series.

Woods is not due to compete again until the Australian Open, but has been urged by America's Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples to get a few more tournaments under his belt before the team competition, and Montgomerie believes Woods should play in a few European Tour events between now and the Aussie Open.

"Tiger looks like he's going to have nowhere to play for nearly three months and I think the guy wants to play," Montgomerie said.

"It would be great if he would decide to play in any European Tour event. It would be good for Tiger as it's a change of scene for him and he's got so many friends on the European Tour who are respectful of his golf and what he does for the game.

"There would be huge crowds if he should decide to come and play," he added.

As tournament chairman of the Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland and Montgomerie has already invited Woods to play in that event.

"I've asked him as I have invitations available," said Montgomerie. "We haven't had a reply yet.

"It would be absolutely superb if Tiger accepted. I know he has his children to think about back home 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 events?".

Former Johnnie Walker Championship winner Paul Casey said Woods would have a great time if he decided to play in Scotland.

"I would love to see Tiger play at Gleneagles as I know how much fun he would have," said Casey. "He gets along so well with Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and the guys.

"It just looks like he's having no fun on the golf course at the moment … he often likes to have a bit of a joke at someone's expense."
 

  • Peter_sellar

    Good for you Monty, there are so many trying to entice Tiger into a confrontational mode it’s nice to see you helpng him to get his game back, and believe me I feel it’s only a matter of time until he does, and perhapsa couple of tournaments inEurope is the answer

  • Peter_sellar

    Good for you Monty, there are so many trying to entice Tiger into a confrontational mode it’s nice to see you helpng him to get his game back, and believe me I feel it’s only a matter of time until he does, and perhaps a couple of tournaments in Europe is the answer

  • Compleat Golfer admin

    Pity there is almost zero chance Tiger will take him up on it though.

  • http://www.ramsaymedia.co.za/ RamsayMedia Admin

    Pity there is almost zero chance Tiger will take him up on it though.