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Laura Davies Women's major winner to make history on men's Senior tour

Laura Davies is set to make history as the first woman to play on the European Senior Tour in next year's Shipco Masters in Denmark.

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Laura Davies of England hits her first shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort on July 12, 2017 in French Lick, Indiana play

Laura Davies of England hits her first shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort on July 12, 2017 in French Lick, Indiana

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Laura Davies is set to make history as the first woman to play on the European Senior Tour in next year's Shipco Masters in Denmark.

Four-time major winner Davies will play from the same tees as male opponents including former Masters champion Ian Woosnam.

The tournament will be held in June 2018 and Davies, 53, said: "My golfing career has been played in parallel with a number of players who are currently on the Senior Tour, so I'm really looking forward to testing my wits against them.

"It is a privilege to have been invited back to Simon's Golf Club by Arne (Simonsen) and his team, and I'm looking forward to making history on the Senior Tour."

David MacLaren, head of the European Senior Tour, added: "Dame Laura's participation in this event is an honour 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."

Club founder Arne Simonsen said Davies's presence will be a huge boost to the tournament.

"We had the pleasure of welcoming Laura and her LET colleagues in 2008 at the Nykredit Masters," Simonsen said.

"Laura is a great player and has a wonderful personality, and we look forward to welcoming her back to Simon's Golf Club for the Shipco Masters."

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