On Golf: Muirfield Golf Club Picks Discrimination Over the British Open

On Golf: Muirfield Golf Club Picks Discrimination Over the British Open

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Henry Fairweather, the captain of Muirfield Golf Club, announcing that members had voted against admitting women as club members.

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Andrew Milligan/Press Association, via Associated Press

Maybe the gentlemen of Muirfield who led the charge against admitting women as members are not misogynists, merely misguided. When they think of women on the links, perhaps their reference point is the 1900 Olympics, where the American Margaret Abbott prevailed in the women’s event. According to the Olympic historian David Wallechinsky, Abbott later told people her path to victory had…



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