Sport: Situation Report

ONE impressive gauge of the growing importance of women in sports is the prize money for which they compete. By that measure and others, women athletes have come a long way. In the U.S. during 1968, for example, women tennis players competed for less than $75,000; this year they will play for about $700,000. Women vied for $650,000 in 21 tournaments last year on the Ladies Professional Golf Association circuit; this year they will go after probably $950,000 in 27 tournaments. Purses for the Professional Women Bowlers Association totaled about $96,000 last year; the projected total for this year is $250,000.

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