Davies joins the big boys

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Britain's Laura Davies believes the mantle of being the first woman to compete in the AT&T Australian Skins tournament will not be a burden at this weekend's event at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.

The longest hitter in the women's game, who will line up against the Americans John Daly and Tom Watson and Australia's Peter Senior in the event, insisted: "It's just a round of golf. I've played in quite a few skins before and anyone can win - that's the great thing about it. You can play the best and win nothing, or play the worst and win everything."

Davies, who has twice won the Australian Ladies Masters at nearby Royal Pines, said she would have to find an extra 900 yards playing off the men's championship tees. "That's a lot, but I'm not worried about it."