Quote of the Day

"You think of Billy as a game changer, an innovator, as a visionary and as a leader. The decision that was announced today is all of those things wrapped up in one."
-- Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte, on Augusta National Golf Club Chair Billy Payne announcing the addition of two female members. ("Golf Central," Golf Channel, 8/20)
Tuesday August 21, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 247 Print This Issue

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  • No Payne, No Gain?

    Billy Payne's tenure at Augusta National has been marked by subtle changes

    The decision by Augusta National Golf Club to extend membership to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore is drawing a variety of reaction from across the country today. In Augusta, Scott Michaux writes under the header "A Proud Day For Golf, Billy Payne." Augusta National inviting female members "is a symbol of growth, inclusion and equality, and an important one." By "finally doing so, it makes Augusta National, the Masters and the game of golf better than it was on Sunday" ( AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, 8/21 ). PRAISE FOR PAYNE : GOLF.com's David Dusek wrote, "I never doubted that Billy Payne wanted to let women become members at Augusta National; he and the club just needed to work out how they could ...

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