Four times ANZ Ladies Masters champion Karrie Webb from Australia has again underlined her commitment to Australian golf by announcing that she will play in the tournament for the 12th consecutive year next February.

Laura Davies

The ANZ Ladies Masters has become noted for its unconventional event promotion and the 2005 theme of “Sisters of Swing”, backed by funky music and innovative video clips, is apt in the wake of the Women’s World Cup of Golf.

Two other “sisters” in the field are the English team to play in South Africa, Laura Davies and Karen Stupples. Both know their way around Royal Pines, with Davies winning in 1993, 1994 and 2003 and Stupples, the current British Open champion, finishing second to Annika Sörenstam in 2004.

Also in the field is 19-year-old Japanese sensation, Ai Miyazato. Ranked No. 2 on the JLPGA money list, Miyazato has six Tour victories to her credit and will represent her country in the inaugural Women’s World Cup at the Fancourt Hotel Country Club in George, South Africa, prior to her maiden appearance in the ANZ Ladies Masters. Slight in physique, Miyazato delivers a big punch and entertains her growing band of fans with a colourful personality.