Monty asks key trio to appear at Wentworth

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Colin Montgomerie, the Europe Ryder Cup captain, will ask Padraig Harrington, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia to play in next year's BMW PGA Championship.

The trio, who all appear alongside Tiger Woods in today's first round of the Barclays Classic in New Jersey, have stayed away from the European Tour's flagship event in recent years, a fact with which Montgomerie is plainly not impressed.

"I feel every European who is qualified for Wentworth should be there," said the Scot, who tees it up today at the Johnnie Walker Classic at Gleneagles.

"I will be asking them to do so in my role as captain." Harrington, the triple major winner, has already intimated his intention to enter next May's event.