Davies to make history on Senior tour

Golf (File)
Golf (File)

London - Laura Davies is set to make history as the first woman to play on the European Senior Tour in next year's Shipco Masters in Denmark.

Four-time major winner Davies will play from the same tees as male opponents including former Masters champion Ian Woosnam.

The tournament will be held in June 2018 and Davies, 53, said: "My golfing career has been played in parallel with a number of players who are currently on the Senior Tour, so I'm really looking forward to testing my wits against them.

"It is a privilege to have been invited back to Simon's Golf Club by Arne (Simonsen) and his team, and I'm looking forward to making history on the Senior Tour."

David MacLaren, head of the European Senior Tour, added: "Dame Laura's participation in this event is an honour for the European Senior Tour.

"She has been one of my golfing heroes since 1996 and this is another example of the European Tour and European Senior Tour being prepared to innovate and look to attract a wider audience to the game of golf."

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