Augusta National announced today that Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore were recently admitted as the first two female members in the 80-year history of the club, which has been routinely criticized in recent years for its all-male membership.
Rice [click on link here] is the former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. She currently teaches at Stanford.
Moore is a partner in the private investment firm Rainwater, Inc. The University of South Carolina’s business school is named after her.
The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited South Carolina financier Darla Moore and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. (AP Photos)
“This is a joyous occasion as we enthusiastically welcome Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore as members of Augusta National Golf Club,” Chairman Billy Payne said in a press
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