Rice admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club

August 21st, 2012

When she’s not wearing a Cardinal blazer, Professor Condoleezza Rice may don a green golf Masters jacket. Photo: Dani Vernon/Stanford Athletics

For the first time in its 80-year history, the Augusta National Golf Club will have women as members. One of them is former U.S. Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE.

“I have long admired the important role Augusta National has played in the traditions and history of golf. I also have an immense respect for the Masters Tournament and its commitment to grow the game of golf, particularly with youth, here in the United States and throughout the world,” said Rice, a professor of business and of political science and a fellow at the Hoover Institution. “Golf is a wonderful source of enjoyment for me, and I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to grow my love for this great game.”

Rice is one of two women who will be admitted to the club. The other is DARLA MOORE,  a partner with Rainwater Inc., a private investment firm.