The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October.
Both women accepted.
“This is a joyous occasion,” Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said Monday.
Good. Glad to not have to discuss this any more. I respect tradition, but Augusta is about much more than that. Hopefully, with Dr. Rice as a member, she may be able to swing by Georgia Regents University and ask why Augusta’s name isn’t in the title.