$10 Million: Women's U.S. Open Makes Sports History - Dog Leg News

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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    I think tennis is still king for the ladies as the US Open has a purse of nearly 60$ million that is shared equally between men and women. The singles winners both take 2.5 million.

    I don’t think American Nelly being on top of the rankings really mattered here. This is something long overdue. I agree Wham did have a lot to do with it.

    On top of increasing the purses, the other great news that women are going to compete on a lot more of the truly great courses like Pebble is so exciting. Especially since I know one young horse—phillie- who has proven a good fit on that course.

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