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Martin fails to appear at the British Masters

Forest of Arden, Warwickshire, 17th September - Miguel Angel Martin has failed to appear at the One 2 One British Masters at the Forest of Arden because he still having problems with his wrist.

Martin was removed from the European Ryder Cup team two weeks ago when he failed to take a fitness test to prove he was able to play

He asked the Ryder Cup Committee to wait until this week so that he could play in the Bristh Masters that starts to tomorrow.

Martin injured his wrst in the Loch Lomond tournament in July and had to undergo surgey on 5th August and he hasn't played golf since.

He said "I tried to hit balls but couldn't do it properly the way I want to."

"It was not hurting, but the balls were not going where I wanted them to and there was a little bit of inflammation afterwards."

"This is not a caddies tournament - it's a professionals tournament - and I'm supposed to be able to play like a professional. That's why I'm not going."

Martin said he may still travel to England.

"I've been asked to attend a meeting," he said. "I'm not sure I can say who asked me - and I have still to make a decision."

The PGA European Tour's tournament committee meets tonight and is expected to discuss Martin's case.

Many of the European and U.S. players believe the European Cup committee acted too quickly in removing Martin. But most thought it was unlikely Martin would be fit to play at full strength in time for the Ryder Cup.