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R&A won't force gender integration

Updated: April 23, 2013, 8:59 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Just because the home of the Masters now has female members, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club has no plans to pressure the all-male clubs in The Open Championship rotation to change its membership policies.

The Open Championship is being played this summer at Muirfield, which has no female members.

"There is nothing wrong under UK legislation with a single-sex club as long as they behave under the equality act as far as guest access is concerned, which Muirfield ...

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