Augusta National Admits First Female Members

    Augusta National Golf Club ends a controversial practice and admits female members for the first time in its 80-year history.

    FOX News Radio’s Eben Brown reports:

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is one of the first of two women asked to join Augusta National Golf Club, the notoriously exclusive country club in Georgia.  

    The club has taken much criticism over the years for its selective membership, to the point sponsors dropped advertising with the Masters tournament.  

    With two ladies now getting to wear the green jackets, Club Chairman Billy Payne calls it a ‘joyous occasion’ but says Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore underwent the same scrutiny any other applicant would.

    Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.