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Augusta National adds first two women members

Club breaks gender barrier that had lasted for 80 years

The Augusta National golf club announced Monday that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and businesswoman Darla Moore are its newest members, breaking an eight-decade gender barrier that had been criticized by both presidential candidates.

“These accomplished women share our passion for the game of golf, and both are well known and respected by our membership,” Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne said in a statement. “It will be a proud moment when we present Condoleezza and Darla their green jackets when the club opens this fall.”

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