Muirfield will no longer host an Open Championship

Muirfield, the legendary golf course that has hosted numerous Open Championships, will not admit women as memebers of the club. Because of this, the R&A will no longer let Muirfield host golf oldest major.

“The R&A has considered today’s decision with respect to The Open Championship. The Open is one of the world’s great sporting events and going forward we will not stage the Championship at a venue that does not admit women as members,” R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement.

Slumbers has also stated that if Muirfield were to change their policy, then they would reonsider having the course host the Open Championship once again. But, in the meantime, no Muirfield.

At least Royal Portrush is hosting The Open in 2019 right? That’s pretty dope.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! Yes, women are allowed on my golf course (If I owned one anyway)!

Source: Golf Digest

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