A women’s Masters? King hopes Annika helps it happen

Annika Sorenstam, a former LPGA player, is now a member of the Augusta National Golf Club, making her the seventh female member. This exciting development was confirmed by chairman Fred Ridley on October 1st. Sorenstam expressed her honor and excitement about this opportunity to not only play the course but also get to know the other members. She mentioned that she is still learning the ropes as a rookie member.

During a virtual roundtable promoting Parity Week by Gainbridge, Sorenstam, along with tennis legend Billie Jean King and racing trailblazer Lyn St. James, discussed the importance of gender equality in sports. King, a strong advocate for women’s rights, expressed her hope for Augusta National to host a women’s LPGA event in the future. She believes that Sorenstam’s inclusion as a member will make a big difference and inspire positive change.

When asked about the possibility of a women’s Masters Tournament, King urged patience and emphasized the need for Sorenstam to familiarize herself with the members and understand how things work at Augusta National. She mentioned that it requires a lot of hard work but is ultimately a rewarding experience.


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