When the world sport is on halt, The Cactus Tour is continuing to provide top events in the Phoenix, Las Vegas area that has indeed seen an upsurge of experienced and talented players from all over the world while other major tours remain postponed due to COVID-19.
Amateur golfer, Anika Varma, who has now played over eight events in the Grand Canyon State says, with her friends, parents, and Coach (Noah Montgomery) on her side, she feels excited every time she gets to compete in another Cactus Tour event. Adding to her experiences, Anika says, "I was lucky enough to take second place in one of my tournaments on the Cactus Tour. I am very fortunate to be able to play competitive golf because I know that there is no competitive golf in the world right now of any kind. I have met so many new people on the Cactus Tour, and the competition is great." She further goes on to explain that “because of other tours on halt, I have been able to compete against players on the LPGA & the Symetra Tours and I enjoy that the most. I find it very rewarding to measure my game against better players."
The Cactus Tour has seen players from the LPGA and Symetra Tours, such as Carlota Cigana, Anna Nordqvist, Amy Olson, Sarah Burnham, Haley Moore, Sophia Popov and Mina Harigae to name a few.
It’s great to see golf and women’s golf safely continue. The Cactus Tour not only offers a platform for these women to chase their dream, but also shows great strength and encouragement in projecting golf and women's golf.