Am I missing something here? Are there not other sports in which men and women can compete on the same 'field'? If they are playing the same game on the same courses with the same (as if...!) winnings as the men then there should be the opportunity for them to compete directly. As for the notion of it robbing places for other men at the tournament, perhaps they should pick up their game so others cannot be shoehorned in for whatever reason. Anyway, the event as it stands is happening because the sponsor wants it to. If the sponsor is happy with AS playing then so should Vijay be. Let's face it, he is just another glorified employee of whosoever sponsors him. Not some all powerful golfing being. Makes my blood boil all this fuss. I hope she crushes him.