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Tour News (posted 3rd November 1998)

Westwood to miss defence of Australian Open for place at Sun City

London - Lee Westwood who finished third in the European Order of Merit this week  has been invited to take part in the Million Dollar Challenge at Sun City next month.

It means he will not be defending the Australian Open title he won in a sudden-death playoff against Greg Norman last year.

He will however attempt to win his third successive Visa Taihei yo Masters during a two-week trip to Japan. He will follow this with the wedding of his fiancÚ's brother, Andrew Coltart, before flying out to South Africa.

The rest of the field for the Million Dollar Challenge consists of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, David Duval, Mark O'Meara, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Price, Jim Furyk, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Jesper Parnevik and Bernhard Langer.