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Oprah Winfrey has found success in everything she has ever done, she is a billionaire, a self made one at that, in itself that would be a story, you probably find that most of the members in that club are OLD MONEY type, you know the ones with the II or III after their names. 

Just guessing, I don't know anyone from that club, I'm poor and latino.

Just saying.

Ms. Winfrey should make it public that she wants to take up golf and belong to the Augusta National Golf Club, she could be the first woman to become a member of this boys only club.

It would certainly add a great chapter to Ms. Winfrey life story.

There are lots of posts and blogs out there criticising the policies at Augusta but you don't hear much about the PGA and their responsibility to make sure their events are not offensive to anyone.

Is this a civil rights matter, well problably not, Augusta is a private club, they should be able to have whom ever they want around their facility, fair enough, but the PGA is a big time sport and as all professional sports they should be sensitive to sponsors.

Can we agree on that.

This situation can be easily solved by sponsors talking to to the PGA and making it clear to them that 50 % of the population are female and work, pay bills, support families and most importantly they buy stuff, maybe from some of SPONSORS that support the PGA.

So don't blame WOMEN GATE on Augusta National Golf Club, they know where they stand, I'll have to say the PGA and it's sponsors are not getting it, this policy is not acceptable to most females so maybe the PGA should go play somewhere else or the sponsors should find another event.

The PGA and the sponsors should not pretend they can't do anything about this, they can and they should.

And lets all hope Oprah Winfrey can join the club. 

Enough said.

April 6, 2012  02:06 PM ET

Interesting choice of who you picked to lead the charge into letting women into Augusta. One thing I think Oprah would have going against her, at least in the Court of Public Opinion, is that she's Oprah. I understand she grew up poor and has built a media empire around her name and image, but that would in my mind turn much of the public off to her. No doubt she could buy and sell (no pun intended) several, if not many or all, of the Augusta members several times over, and to the public it would be an affront because of how rich she is. The people would be claiming she's only a member because of her money, or who she is, or any number of other things people say about her.

Maybe because I am a white male I don't see an issue with the PGA Men's Tour going to an exclusive males only golf club. If it were a mixed (men and women) competition, whether men and women competing together as teams or against one another in singles competition, then I could see an issue with the Club's policy.

While I get that women watch golf, and there are some people of both genders upset over the policy, it is a private club and they can set their rules how they see fit. It is no different than the Boy Scouts barring gays and atheists, which the courts have said is allowed because the BSA is a private organization.

I also agree that it will take the sponsors pulling out of the event to force the PGA to either go elsewhere or the Club to change its rules. But as long as fans are watching, especially on TV, people are still buying tickets to the event, and even the players show up, I don't see much changing.

April 6, 2012  04:30 PM ET

We agree on this ..... it is a private club as I mentioned, they should be able to do what they want....what really bothers me is that most of the criticism is being put on Augusta....they know where they stand, no females allowed to join the club, wasn't too long ago a black man or a Latino could not play or join that club, so the PGA and the sponsors know what this clubs rules are, no mystery there, my friend this is 2012, I just don't understand why they play there, again I fully support their right to have who they want in a private club but The PGA and It's sponsors should at least make a statement and tell the public how they feel about this policy, as of now I have to think they support this policy.
Remember this is the most important tournament in the world, the PGA should not be insulting half of the population...Just my opinion...good to talk to again..happy Easter.....

April 7, 2012  10:56 PM ET

The Masters is NOT on the PGA Tour. The PGA has no say in anything the Masters does.

The Masters is owned and operated by Augusta Nat'l.

And what the hell does being poor and latino have to do w/anything. I'm a white male and I don't know anybody from the club.

April 7, 2012  11:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

.And what the hell does being poor and latino have to do w/anything. I'm a white male and I don't know anybody from the club.

Just saying.

April 8, 2012  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Masters is NOT on the PGA Tour. The PGA has no say in anything the Masters does. The Masters is owned and operated by Augusta Nat'l.And what the hell does being poor and latino have to do w/anything. I'm a white male and I don't know anybody from the club.

Well you are right I will have my application in tomorrow first thing, I hope you do too....lol...So it be ok if someone would take the sweet 16 in the NCAA the Superbowl in the NFL and have a tournament after the tournament or championship game...do you think the NFL or the NCAA would allowed that? of course not.....I bet you are not a woman and if you were and thought this was ok you most not think much of yourself.....This is 2012 ---as I said in the article, they have every right to have anyone who they want in their club but in this days it does not speak well for this sport to play in a place where females are not allowed to join......Personally I love females and would not want to be anywhere without them...agree...

April 8, 2012  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Masters is NOT on the PGA Tour. The PGA has no say in anything the Masters does. The Masters is owned and operated by Augusta National.And what the hell does being poor and latino have to do w/anything. I'm a white male and I don't know anybody from the club.

Well you are right I will have my application in tomorrow first thing, I hope you do too....lol...So it be ok if someone would take the sweet 16 in the NCAA the Superbowl in the NFL and have a tournament after the tournament or championship game...do you think the NFL or the NCAA would allowed that? of course not.....I bet you are not a woman and if you were and thought this was ok you most not think much of yourself.....This is 2012 ---as I said in the article, they have every right to have anyone who they want in their club but in this days it does not speak well for this sport to play in a place where females are not allowed to join......Personally I love females and would not want to be anywhere without them...agree...

 
April 8, 2012  10:19 AM ET
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Just saying.

Well facts are White or Black or Latino if you don't have a 7 figure income you are not getting in...Can we agree on that...lol

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