“By providing this opportunity and shining a brighter light on this important segment of the sport we expect role models to emerge who will help inspire a new generation of golfers.”
While five amateurs have already qualified for invitation the next 60 spots will be filled via the World Amateur Golf Ranking. A scary scene at the World Amateur Handicap Championship turned into a heroic moment for a Myrtle Beach golf pro two weeks ago.
That comes as some reasonable surprise as — though the two events are not directly linked — CBS has owned the broadcasting rights at the Masters for decades. NBC Sports has just grabbed its piece of the Masters pie.