Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/20/12

CBS refers to The Masters as "A tradition unlike any other." One tradition at Augusta National Golf Club, however, will change when the club opens for a new season in October as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore will become the first female members in the club's 79-year history. Augusta National had long drawn criticism for its outdated policy on admitting women, and it was not until 1990 that the organization admitted its first black member. Club chairman Billy Payne said that the admittance of Rice and Moore is "a joyous occasion." Women have...

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