The Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, home of the prestigious Masters Tournament, was founded in 1932. It was not until 1990 that the club admitted its first Black member. Until today, the private golf club had never had a woman as a member.
It was announced that Darla Moore and Condoleezza Rice had been offered membership in the club and the two women both accepted the offer. When the club opens for a new season in October, Moore and Rice will become the first women members of Augusta National.
Condoleezza Rice, the former national security adviser and secretary of state in the administration of George W. Bush, is now a professor of political economy at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She is the former provost at Stanford.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Denver. She also holds a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.