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It was not until earlier this year, that women's golf took a leaping step in right direction when professional golfer and top LPGA player, Annika Sorenstam was told she could play against men in a PGA tournament. Many people predicted how they thought Sorenstam would do when she teed-off against some of best male golfers in world. Some people had positive encouragement to contribute while others were chauvinistic and down-right rude.
Phil Mickelson, 2nd in overall moneymaking standings last year, had no problem playing against a woman and claimed that he thought Sorenstam would end up 20th overall, when she predicted herself to be 28th. Other golf professionals were not so eager to give Sorenstam benefit of doubt. Vijah Singh actually resigned from tournament because he felt he could not play with a women. He claimed that Sorenstam simply "did not belong" in a men's tournament.
Nonetheless, having a woman play in PGA, even for a short while, was a huge accomplishment which could potentially pave road for future development in women's golf.
James Sampson is a golf enthusiast who has been golfing for 10 years. His career was in computers, but his heart was in golf. Retired, James spends his time on golf courses and as a contributing editor for http://www.golfballs101.com - a site that reviews golf balls.