Augusta National open to changes

Updated: April 6, 2005, 6:31 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN the Magazine

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Masters chairman Hootie Johnson, whose monarchy is in its eighth year, met the media Wednesday morning. He was seated behind a small table on the dais, his tie knotted just so, his eyes nearly squeezed shut because of the glare from nearby klieg lights. A lone fly buzzed the table, circling lazily around Johnson's head. This being the Masters, it was probably a green fly.

Johnson, as well as Augusta National's membership policies, have been questioned and mocked nationwide ...

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