Obama: It’s time for Augusta golf club to admit women members

The 9th hole on the par-3 course at the August...

By Alicia M. Cohn – President Obama thinks women should be allowed membership in the Georgia golf club that is hosting the Masters tournament this week, according to the White House.

“His personal opinion is women should be admitted,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a press briefing on Thursday.

The debate over the club’s exclusive membership has recurred numerous times since the club’s founding in 1933. This year, technology company IBM, one of the tournament’s corporate sponsors, appointed a woman, Virginia M. Rometty, as new chief executive. The CEOs of the tournament’s corporate sponsors have traditionally been offered a complimentary membership in the club, but Rometty has not yet been offered one.

“We’ve kind of passed the time that women should be excluded from anything,” Carney said. more> http://is.gd/icggT8

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