It's the traditional pre-Masters session held by the president of the Augusta National Golf Club, Billy Payne.
You see the club is in a little bit of a dilemma. It goes like this ...
- 1. The club doesn't accept women as members.
- 2. The club traditionally invites the CEO of the Masters sponsor to become a member.
- 3. The sponsor of the tournament is IBM.
- 4. The CEO of IBM is a woman.
Quite the intersection between sports and business and society issues, wouldn't you agree? Our very own Darren Rovell had a nice discussion about it with Golf Magazine's senior editor Mike Walker. He thinks even if they extend a membership to IBM's Virginia Rometty, we won't hear about it. (See video)