Olivia Mehaffey from County Down and representing Arizona State University made history over the weekend becoming one of the first Women golfers to play in competition on the world famous and historic Augusta National Course.
She finished in a tie for 23rd but scored a birdie on the 5th that will live with her throughout her career as a special moment.
Yes it seems bizarre that it should have taken so long but some elements of tradition take a little longer to bring up to speed with modern society than others and the fact that the tournament was held, albeit with only the final day over the iconic 18 holes is something to celebrate.
That is what Adidas did in this video produced to mark the occasion.
It has to be hoped that change will accelerate a little quicker now but that is going to happen. The first step is always the hardest. And to those who still question whether Women deserve the right to play winner Jennifer Kupcho went through the last six holes in five under par. Let’s see how many match that next weekend in the Men’s Masters.