A golfer walks past the logo of the Augusta National Golf Club as he walks back to the clubhouse from the driving range following a practice day at the Masters in Augusta, April 4, 2004. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Augusta, home of The Masters, admits first women members
Posted : Monday, 20 August 2012 11:55AM
(Reuters) - The Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters golf tournament, on Monday said it has admitted two women as members for the first time: former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore.
"This is a joyous occasion as we enthusiastically welcome Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore as members of Augusta National Golf Club," club President Billy Payne said in a statement.
The Georgia club's previous status as male-only has created controversy in the past.
(Reporting By Dan Burns; Editing by Eric Beech)
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