Beginning the week prior to the 85th Masters Tournament, an international field of women will compete in the second annual Augusta National Women’s Amateur, March 31- April 2, 2021 with over 54 holes of stroke play.
Augusta National Women’s Amateur Schedule
The first 36 holes will be contested over two days on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Columbia County, Ga., March 31- and April 1, 2021.The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round Friday, April 2. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 3 and will feature the top 30 competitors who made the cut.
Augusta National Women’s Amateur Champion will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women’s Amateurs, the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2021 Women’s British Open, and any USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships for which she is eligible for one year.
Coverage of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur
NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours of live final-round coverage at Augusta National from Noon – 3 p.m. EDT on April 3, 2021.
NBC Sports will also 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.
Additionally, Golf Channel’s “Live From the Masters” will commence on Friday, April 2 from Augusta National and wrap ANWA coverage on Saturday, April 3 and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday, April 4.
The Inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur was announced on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, by Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley during his annual press conference at the Masters Tournament. The event was established to inspire greater interest and participation in the women’s game by creating a new, exciting and rewarding pathway for these players to fulfill their dreams. Jennifer Kupcho, who now competes on the LPGA Tour, was the champion of the inaugural championship in 2019.