Australian golf event bridges gender pay gap

Australian golf event bridges gender pay gap

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And the majority of professional sportswomen are no different.

Elite-level tennis is an exception, rather than the rule. Last year marked a decade since women won the right to equal prize money at Wimbledon, the last of the four major tournaments to adopt that approach. Unsurprisingly, eight of the 10 highest paid female athletes in 2017 were tennis players, according to Forbes Magazine.

Golf is one of a number of sports yet to redress the balance. Justin Thomas topped the men’s PGA Tour in prize money last year with earnings of $9,921,560. Over on the women’s LPGA Tour, Sung Hyun Park led the way with $2,335,883, less than 25% of what Thomas brought home.

But the Oates Vic Open played…



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