21 Aug 2012

International Wire Story.

6:11 am on 21 August 2012

The exclusive US golf club and home of the Masters, Augusta National, has admitted the first women members in its 80-year history.

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore have accepted invitations to join the club in Georgia.

Augusta National has come under increasing pressure to admit women members, with the question of the exclusive policy coming up each year when the club hosts the Masters.