Davies to become first woman to play in men's Senior Tour event

England's Laura Davies, a four-time major champion, will tee it up from the men's tees in Denmark. 

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England’s Laura Davies, 53, will become the first woman to compete in a men’s Senior Tour event after accepting an invitation to play at the Shipco Masters in Denmark.

The four-time major champion will play from the men's tees in the European Senior Tour event in June.

"My golfing career has been played in parallel with a number of players who are currently on the Senior Tour," said Davies in a statement. "I'm really looking forward to testing my wits against them."

David MacLaren, head of the circuit, said: "Dame Laura's participation in this event is an honor for the European Senior Tour. She has been one of my golfing heroes since 1996 and this is another example of the European Tour and European Senior Tour being prepared to innovate and look to attract a wider audience to the game of golf."