Monday, August 20, 2012

Augusta National Admits Two Woman Members

As first reported by the Associated Press this morning, Augusta National Golf Club has admitted two women members, the first in their history.  They are former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina investor Darla Moore. Finally.
These admittances breaks the final discriminatory barrier at Augusta, which refused to admit black members until 1990 and has maintained a status of strict exclusivity for its entire history since being founded in 1933.  The club in Georgia is famous for hosting the Masters Tournament every April, the first of the four annual Major Championships in pro golf.  They had come under heavy fire in recent years for not admitting women while being in a position of such national prominence.

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