Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley announced on Tuesday the creation of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship, in 2019. While professionals won’t get to compete, many on the LPGA were still stoked that their gender was finally getting an event at the esteemed course.
Is it just me or did the thought of getting their amateur status back cross any of my @lpga friend’s minds…. #Augusta #amateurgolf #championship https://t.co/RKlJfeHMw0
— Amy (Anderson) Olson (@AmyOlsonGolf) April 4, 2018
p>— Mallory Blackwelder (@MalBlackwelder) April 4, 2018
Should I reinstate my amateur status and try to play in three years??? https://t.co/mtXwwlS54a
— Christina Kim (@TheChristinaKim) April 4, 2018
So cool!!! https://t.co/I6i1g2drSZ
— Jessica Korda (@Thejessicakorda) April 4, 2018
It’s an exciting time to be alive. #AugustaNational just took a step forward in a huge way for women’s golf and women at large. Hats off to the club – just made so many dreams one that wouldn’t just be laughed at (personal story)! #LPGA #progress
— Kelly Shon (@KellyShon) April 4, 2018
Next year, Augusta National will host a women’s amateur championship. This is amazing for the women’s game!!!
— Cheyenne Woods (@Cheyenne_Woods) April 4, 2018
Wow!! Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship in 2019! Pretty cool stuff getting done by the people in green jackets. I might have practiced more back then if a chance to play Augusta was on the table. @TheMasters #Augusta #womensgolf
— Cindy LaCrosse (@CindyLaCrosse) April 4, 2018
This is great!!! Great for women’s golf!! https://t.co/OUsLR8abLS
— Lori Beth Adams (@LB_Adams1) April 4, 2018
— Amelia Lewis LPGA (@AmeliaLewisLPGA) April 4, 2018
https://t.co/EIja9Cpola what about a women’s masters??? This would be amazing! Support women’s golf, make us part of the amazing history that Augusta National has.
— Ryann O'Toole (@RyannOToole) April 4, 2018
Awesome awesome awesome stuff! Super jealous – wish that was around in my am days , but such a huge move for women’s golf in a great direction. Good on ya Augusta!! https://t.co/36z99G6pqR
— Alison Walshe (@Walsheyyy) April 4, 2018