If the initial field is any indication, the 2023 Augusta National Women's Amateur is going to be the best yet.
Invitations for the fourth ANWA were sent out last month, and 70 players as of Feb. 1 are confirmed in the field for the event, which is slated for March 29-April 1. What's more impressive is the quality of the field.
Each of the top 45 eligible amateurs in the final World Amateur Golf Ranking of 2022 have accepted invitations to the Augusta National Women's Amateur, including the last two champions, Tsubasa Kajitani and Anna Davis, along with top-ranked amateur Rose Zhang, a sophomore at Stanford.
Held the week before the 87th Masters, the first and second rounds of the ANWA will be at Champions Retreat Golf Club on the Island and Bluff nines. Come Friday, all players will have a practice round at Augusta National on Friday before those who make the 36-hole cut compete in the final round Saturday. The 36-hole cut will now be the top 30 and ties, as well.
For the first time ever, the first two rounds will be broadcast on Golf Channel from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET. NBC will air the final round from 12-3 p.m. ET.
The winner of the ANWA will earn exemptions into three majors: the Chevron Championship, U.S. Women's Open and AIG Women's Open.
Tickets are sold out for the ANWA. More information on the field can be found here.
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek