Augusta National Admits First Two Female Members
NEW YORK -- For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.
The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the past 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.