LET player's pay gap post sparks Twitter debate

Meghan Mac Laren

As the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship gets underway this week, one the Ladies European Tour’s brightest talents has pointed out the growing disparity between the men’s and women’s games.

Meghan MacLaren, who won her maiden LET title at the Women's New South Wales Open last March, has often used her Twitter account to raise awareness of gender inequality in professional golf – and her latest tweet on the subject has caused a huge commotion on the platform.

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Comparing the prize money on offer at last week’s Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi to the cash up for grabs in this week’s men equivalent event, MacLaren tweeted:

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The responses to the post ranged from sympathetic to, well, not.

First, the sympathetic:

And ‘the not’…

That has prompted MacLaren to expand on her thoughts in a lengthier post this morning.

What do you make of the pay gap? And what’s the solution? Leave your thoughts in our Comments section below.

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