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Montgomerie to play despite back problem

Colin Montgomerie dropped out of the pro-am at the Volvo PGA Championship on Wednesday because of a back injury.

Montgomerie said he could still play in the tournament despite the injury, which flared up during the last week's Deutsche Bank-SAP Open. Montgomerie lost to Tiger Woods on the third hole of a playoff on Monday.

``That was the limit for me -- 75 holes was three too many,'' Montgomerie said Wednesday.

Despite not participating in the pro-am, Montgomerie played five practice holes to see the new bunkering on the West Course at Wentworth.

``I couldn't practice at all and I won't get a practice round but it's not as if I don't know my way around,'' he said.

Montgomerie won the Volvo PGA three straight years from 1998-2000. He also won the World Match Play title on the course.

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