Montgomerie will play Open following back treatment

MERIDEN, England -- Colin Montgomerie is set to play the U.S. Open after receiving treatment for a back injury.

"He's definitely going (Monday)," his manager, Guy Kinnings, said Sunday.

The tournament at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla., begins Thursday. Montgomerie has never won one of golf's four majors.

He withdrew from the English Open during Friday's second round with a sore back. The 37-year-old received treatment in London and has had three sessions with a London doctor the last two days, Kinnings said.

"We are very happy with how the treatment and the rest has gone," he said.

Montgomerie has finished second twice and third once in the U.S. Open. He regards the U.S. Open as his best chance at winning a major.