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  • Women's group slams Exxon for sponsoring Masters

    04/07/2006 12:51:19 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 723+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/6
    A group of Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders said on Wednesday it has filed a resolution accusing the oil company of discrimination against women for sponsoring the Masters golf tournament. ADVERTISEMENT The leading proponent of the resolution, which now must be voted on by shareholders, is Martha Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organizations. She has waged a long-running battle with the Augusta National Golf Club, host of the Masters, over its refusal to admit women as members. Exxon confirmed the resolution had been filed and will appear in the company's proxy, which will be filed with U.S. regulators...
  • Forgetful Parnevik leaves his clubs at home

    04/05/2005 9:11:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 769+ views
    AFP ^ | Tue, Apr 05, 2005
    Jesper Parnevik's attempt to win the Masters got off to an embarrassing start here when the Swede arrived for a practice round - he had forgotten to bring his clubs. The eccentric Swede, who once claimed he ate volcanic dust, admitted he had no one to blame but himself. "I think I'm the first one to ever come to the Masters and forget their clubs in the garage," said Parnevik, playing this week in his seventh Masters. "If you knew our family you would understand," added the Swede, who's best finish over Augusta National is 20th in 2001. Parnevik was...
  • A Win for the Ages (Ups and downs at Augusta)

    04/12/2004 8:34:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 302+ views
    National Review ^ | April 12, 2004 | Adam Daifallah
    What really defined this year's Masters golf tournament, which ended Sunday, was its emotional extremes. Not in a long time has one of golf's majors (or any sporting event, for that matter) taken fans on such an emotional rollercoaster, from extreme sadness to extreme joy, in such a short period of time. With the hubbub of last year's controversy about Augusta National Golf Club's men-only membership policy all but a distant memory, this year had but one focus: golf. And after yesterday, few fans were left disappointed. But before Sunday's joy, the sadness: The tournament opened Thursday with news of...
  • **AUGUSTA SPECULATION SUPREME** [Justice Sandra Day O' Connor Awarded Masters Memebership Tommorrow]

    04/08/2003 9:35:16 AM PDT · by ewing · 71 replies · 407+ views
    Golf Week Magazine ^ | April 2003 Issue | The Forecaddy -'Revelations and Speculations from the man out front'
    The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is getting so close that the Forecaddie can pratcially smell the azaleas, but there may be more in the air than that.Something big, big, big.Here goes, the Forecaddy hears, from more than one source, that the Augusta National Golf Club will announce it's first female member April 9, the day before the start of this year's Masters 'tooniment.'The Chosen One? Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.The Man Out Front has been scratching his head trying to do the math on this one. Why would Augusta National turn it's prized...
  • Wearing o' the Green

    04/04/2003 9:07:14 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 5 replies · 315+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003
    <p>When the leader of an American institution looks out his window and sees Martha Burk of the National Council of Women's Organizations, the New York Times and the Rev. Jesse Jackson all blowing their horns, like Jericho the walls soon come tumbling down. At least in most cases.</p>
  • Hootie: No woman member by Masters

    11/11/2002 3:39:20 PM PST · by jern · 61 replies · 552+ views
    ESPN/AP ^ | Nov. 11, 2002 | AP
    Monday, November 11, 2002 Defiant Johnson says Masters will go on no matter what Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Defiant as ever, Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson declared that The Masters will be played next year, no matter what, and there is no chance a woman will be a member of the golf club by then. Should Augusta National have to admit a female member? Yes No ''We will prevail because we're right,'' the 71-year-old Johnson said. His comments were the first on the subject since he fueled the debate over the all-male membership at Augusta National by criticizing...