The Augusta National Women’s Amateur was announced in April 2018 by Chairman Fred Ridley during his annual press conference at the Masters Tournament. The 54-hole, stroke play tournament will feature an international field of 72 players. Invitees will be determined by awarding winners of other recognized championships and using the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Champions Retreat Golf Club, located 15 miles from Augusta National Golf Club, has the great honor of hosting the first 36 holes over two days on Arnold Palmer’s Island nine and Jack Nicklaus’ Bluff nine on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round on Friday, April 5, with the final round taking place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 6, featuring the top 30 competitors who made the cut. In the event of a tie after 54 holes, the winner will be decided by sudden-death playoff.
“Our hope and expectation is that this event will further energize those who already love the sport and inspire others through the dream of competing at Augusta National.” — Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament
NBC Sports will provide pre-event promotion across NBCUniversal’s portfolio, while Golf Channel will deliver highlights, live reports and news coverage throughout the event, including onsite during the first two competitive rounds at Champions Retreat. NBC Sports will broadcast three hours of live final-round coverage at Augusta National from Noon – 3 p.m. EDT on April 6, 2019.
For more information, please visit www.ANWAgolf.com and follow the event’s official social media channels (@ANWAgolf) across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.