FILE - This April 10, 2002 file photo shows Hootie Johnson, then 

FILE - This April 10, 2002 file photo shows Hootie Johnson, then chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club,  listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members. The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. "This is a joyous occasion," Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. The move likely ends a debate that intensified in 2002 when Martha Burk of the National Council of Women's Organizations urged the club to include women among its members. Former club chairman Hootie Johnson stood his ground, even at the cost of losing Masters television sponsors for two years, when he famously said Augusta National might one day have a woman in a green jacket, "but not at the point of a bayonet."  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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FILE - This April 10, 2002 file photo shows Hootie Johnson, then chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members. The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. "This is a joyous occasion," Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. The move likely ends a debate that intensified in 2002 when Martha Burk of the National Council of Women's Organizations urged the club to include women among its members. Former club chairman Hootie Johnson stood his ground, even at the cost of losing Masters television sponsors for two years, when he famously said Augusta National might one day have a woman in a green jacket, "but not at the point of a bayonet." (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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