For the first time in history, Augusta National Golf Club admitted females to the prestigious “brotherhood.” Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore were added to the club Monday. Augusta National was established in 1933, 79 years ago.
A Tradition Unlike Any Other
The 2011 Masters kicked off at Augusta National Golf Club Thursday and offers another exciting weekend for golf. In the season’s first major championship, Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, took a three stroke lead after the first round, at 7 under par. McIlroy is youngest leader in the 75 year history of the tournament, and reached -10 during the second round. Tiger Woods finished five strokes behind Thursday, and was at -5 during his second round. K.J. Choi who was five strokes behind as well after the first day, fired a 69 in round 2 to reach -7. Jason Day of Austrailia is at -8 after a solid second round. The projected cut is to be at +1.
Painting of the 12th hole, part of Amen Corner, at Augusta National
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