Augusta has Women, but Hardly a Leader

Originally posted on Black America Web:

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The men in green jackets could barely contain themselves, sitting there smugly as if they had done something to transform the game of golf. Augusta National now has women members and, if it was a long time coming, they now seem to think it’s the best addition to the Masters since flowering azaleas were planted on the back nine.

“It’s just awesome,” Masters chairman Billy Payne said.

Condoleezza Rice surely agrees, though for now she’s not saying. The former secretary of state avoided reporters Wednesday as she made her way around the Par 3 contest, smartly attired in a tailored green jacket over a tan skirt.

Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore are trailblazers in a way, though few outside of golf would confuse their admittance last August to one of the most exclusive clubs in the world to be on a par with some…

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