Scott, Poulter, Montegomerie to play in India

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Delhi, Nov 13 (UNI) It is going to be a star parade as World number six Australia's Adam Scott,along with European Ryder Cup stars Ian Poulter and Colin Montgomerie, will be seen in action in the Johnnie Walker CLassic to be played at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon from February 28 to March 2 next year.

The trio of top international players will join Vijay Singh, the world number nine, when Asia's premier luxury golf event makes its debut in India since its establishment 17 years ago.

Scott, 27, has several wins around the world. In 2004, he became the youngest winner of The Players' Championship on the US PGA Tour, an event considered by many to be the games fifth 'major'.

Born in Adelaide, Scott enjoyed a good start this year with a second-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship and a win at the Shell Houston Classic on the US Tour, giving him a total of 13 victories worldwide.

Englishman Poulter is one of golf's most flamboyant characters.

He has gained recognition for his achievements on The European Tour where he has won five times since turning pro in 1994.

Montgomerie is Scotland's most successful golfer. In a prolific career spanning 20 years, Glasgow-born Monty has topped The European Tour Order of Merit a record eight times and won 40 tournaments around the world. This year he secured the European Open at the K Club in Ireland, his first win since the UBS Hong Kong Open in December 2005 and came the week after he finished third in the French Open.


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