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.
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Source: Golf Digest
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The USGA and R&A announced today that the rule that penalizes players when ball movement can be detected only by enhanced technology according to the Global Post. This is the same rule that hit Tiger Woods in September during the BMW Championship in Chicago when the ball moved when he was moving debris out of the way. However, it was a PGA Tour videographer that spotted the movement of the ball and reported it to officials and that rule is now broken. Was Woods a key reason why the rule was taken out? What would have happened if it was a player that wasn’t that big of a name? Would the rule still be there? It’s very possible as the small name players never get much attention and not to mention that this isn’t any big name player we’re talking about. It’s Tiger Woods and he’s made a name for himself where everything will go his way. The rule however should have gotten attention anyway regardless of who it was but it is what it is and since it was Tiger, that’s the only reason why it’s getting the attention it’s getting and that’s why it was changed.
— Golfweek Magazine (@GolfweekMag) November 19, 2013
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