Lydia Ko backs calls for women's Masters

2015 05 470936058
• Lydia Ko backs Paula Creamer's calls for a women's Masters
• Augusta admitted its first women members in 2013
• Women's Masters would be 'dream come true', said Ko

LYDIA KO

Lydia Ko has backed Paula Creamer’s claims that there should be a women’s Masters and said it would be a ‘dream come true’ to get to play Augusta National.


The Georgia club admitted Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore as its first two women members back in 2013 and after Jordan Spieth’s maiden major success last month, Ko revealed she’d relish the chance to compete in a tournament at the course.

“I reckon it would be pretty cool to get a chance to play Augusta,” Lydia Ko said. “They’ve got a couple of women members there now so it's definitely going in the right direction. To know that there's maybe a chance that it might happen, even for the future generations or the juniors that are coming up, I think it's a cool idea.
"To have a women's Masters would definitely be a dream come true" - Lydia Ko

“Our similar event to the Masters would be the ANA where we jump in the pond and the winner gets their robe. We have five great majors but to have a women's Masters would definitely be a dream come true, and for a player like Paula to say that, it's definitely opening up opportunities for the players that are coming up.”

On April 14, two days after Spieth’s incredible wire-to-wire victory in only his second Masters, Creamer tweeted:

Creamer tweet

She added: “I think the patrons and everybody would love to have two weeks there, two tournaments. Why wouldn't you? Hopefully, we will see something change and happen.

“It's 2015. I think Augusta and the Masters and everybody with that event, they want to grow the game so badly.

“That's what it is, about growing the game and giving people opportunities. There's no reason why we can't do that in women's golf. We're just as much a part of growing the game.”
"I don't think that we would ever host another" - Billy Payne

However, Augusta National chairman Billy Payne was quick to play down the growing support behind Creamer’s comments, saying he doesn’t envisage a women’s Masters happening because of a restricted playing season.

“We have a very short member season at Augusta National. It's seven months only,” Payne said. “The time that we dedicate to the preparation and conduct of the tournament is already extensive and I don't think that we would ever host another.”

Lydia Ko supports women’s Masters :: Your thoughts


Do you agree with Lydia Ko and Paula Creamer that there should be a women’s Masters? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
Top 5 tips to help you conquer the MENTAL game
mental game
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! – Three of the best 2021 models compared
taylormade putters 2021
play button
STABLEFORD - HOW DOES IT WORK?
Stableford
play button
WHICH OF THESE IS THE BEST HYBRID OF 2021?
Hybrids
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Euan Walker agrees partnership with Scots club
Scots club targeted by arsonists
Justin Thomas “doesn’t like” rangefinders
Rory McIlroy says Player Impact Program is a “great initiative”
Three of world’s top-10 heading to Scottish Open

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Mix up your practice routine
Watch
play button
Keep the clubface looking at the ball for as long as possible
Callaway
play button
Swing it like Joe Miller says Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
How to improve your ball flight
Callaway
See all videos right arrow