ORLANDO, Florida: Muirfield golf membership might have scrapped its all-male coverage and been welcomed again into the British Open rotation however world quantity three Rory McIlroy stated on Wednesday he isn’t able to toast a brand new period.
The Northern Irishman, talking a day after Muirfield voted to confess ladies members, remained essential of the years ladies have been denied membership and didn’t sound like he can be altering his opinion anytime quickly.
“We’ll return there for The Open Championship sooner or later, and I gained’t be having many cups of tea with the members afterwards,” McIlroy, 27, stated.
Muirfield had a male-solely membership coverage because the Honourable Firm of Edinburgh Golfers, which controls the course, was based in 1744. Ladies are allowed to play there, however an preliminary poll to permit ladies members failed in Might final yr when solely sixty four % voted in favor.
However centuries of discrimination ended when the required two-thirds majority had been reached, with eighty.2 % of members voting in favor of change on Tuesday.
The R&A, the physique that organizes The Open, then declared Muirfield again on its listing of eligible programs, having stated final yr it will not stage the event at a venue that didn’t admit feminine members.
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