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Monty to miss Open after 22 years

Colin Montgomerie will not be packing his golf clothing for the Open Championship in Kent next week.

The man known as the best player never to win a major will miss out on the Open as he failed to finish in the top five of the Scottish Open at the weekend.

Former Ryder Cup captain Montgomerie will miss out on the Open for the first time since 1989, when play starts at Royal St George's on Thursday.

Despite holding a share of the lead following a birdie at the par-five sixth, Monty went on to double-bogey the 11th and failed to pick up the shots he required, finishing back in joint 31st place.

Montgomerie, who has a record eight second places in majors, will be joined by a host of other leading players not attending the third major of the year in Sandwich.

Tiger Woods and French Open winner Tomas Levet will both miss out through injury.

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