Augusta National owns a special place in the game of golf. That's why its decision to allow its first female members should resonate within the club's grounds and beyond, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
A complete transcript of Monday's news conference with new Augusta National Golf Club chairman Billy Payne.
Billy Payne, who ran the Atlanta Olympics a decade ago, is replacing Hootie Johnson as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters.
Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, will meet with her board early next week as the group continues its attempt to persuade Augusta National Golf Club to admit female members before the 2003 Masters in April.
The U.S. Olympic Committee on Friday voiced its strong support for CEO Lloyd Ward's push to open Augusta National Golf Club to women members.
U.S. Olympic Committee president Marty Mankamyer wishes she had known Lloyd Ward was a member of Augusta National Golf Club before approving him as chief executive officer last year.
Tiger Woods doesn't understand why his opinion in the debate on whether women should be members at Augusta National Golf Club has become so important.
If the Royal & Ancient can throw open its doors to host a women's tournament at St. Andrews, why can't Augusta follow suit?