British Open

Muirfield to admit women, back in British Open rotation

Muirfield voted to admit female members for the first time in its 273-year history, clearing the Scottish golf club to return Tuesday to the list of 10 courses that can 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 British Open rotation.

The results of the second vote were announced Tuesday outside Muirfield's clubhouse, with club captain Henry Fairweather saying that 80.2 percent of those who voted chose to allow women to become members. A two-thirds majority was...

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