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Peter Dawson defends gender inequality at British Open

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09:34 AM ET 07.19 | Peter Dawson, CEO of the Royal & Ancient golf society, spoke about the males-only policy at Muirfield, site of the 2013 British Open. Dawson said the issue would be looked at after the Open is concluded but derided the idea that gender inequality was anywhere near as awful as racial or religious discrimination. Golfer Rory McIlroy was similarly evasive when asked about the gender inequality issue, saying it was something that people "shouldn't even be talking about" because it is so controversial.

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July 19, 2013  11:25 PM ET

Only controversial if you're a woman

July 19, 2013  11:59 PM ET

Perfect pic to show for the Open when you're talking inequality as Rory was miles behind Mickelson and Matsuyama in his group.

July 20, 2013  04:25 AM ET

What's so wrong with a "men's club" or a "golf club for men"? Hey ladies, feel free to do the same thing at any time, I doubt dudes will care.

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July 22, 2013  02:47 PM ET
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More PC Bravo Sierra from the limp wristed flits in the media. Although it does remind me of the Martha Burke fiasco at Augusta National some years back and that story always makes me laugh. Hey Martha, how did that sponsor boycott work out for ya?

Uhh, there are now female members at Augusta National. And guess what? A few black members also. I will get back to you when I detect a Hispanic on the premises that is not involved with course maintenance.

July 31, 2013  02:52 PM ET

I am a woman, an avid golfer and probably the only woman I know that sees no problem with men only clubs. When Agusta broke down and admitted Rice and Moore, it took away the mystique for me and made it seem like "just another club". Augsusta was special. Now, it isn't anymore. (ok ladies, let me have it!)

February 9, 2014  07:30 PM ET

Hey, all you old dudes.
Admit it. 50 years ago right now YOU WERE WATCHING!

[youtube.com]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqrauzHPpwE[/youtube.com]

February 26, 2014  03:33 PM ET

 
February 26, 2014  03:34 PM ET

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