If the Latin America Amateur Championship founders, such as Augusta National's Billy Payne, see their plan come to fruition, a new generation of golfers will take up the game, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
The Masters Tournament -- along with the R&A and the United States Golf Association -- announced a new foray into Latin America on Wednesday that will reward the winner of an amateur tournament there with a spot at Augusta National.
The Masters is increasing the number of players who make the 36-hole cut from 44 and ties to 50 and ties beginning this year, while also maintaining that anyone within 10 strokes of the lead will advance to the weekend.
The field at this week's Asian Amateur Championship isn't anything to write home about. It's the trip in April that the winner gets to make that takes this tournament to another level, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.