Muirfield to Admit Women, Back in British Open Rotation
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Muirfield has voted to admit female members for the first time in its 273-year history, paving the way for the Scottish golf club to again host the British Open.
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield and is the world's oldest golf club, held a second postal ballot after members voted last May to retain the male-only policy. That led to Muirfield being taken off the list of 10 courses that can host the British Open.
The results of the second vote were announced today, with 80.2 percent voting to allow women to become members. A two-thirds majority was required for change.