Title: Royal & Ancient 'will not bully' clubs into accepting women members

Description: Peter Dawson, the chief executive of the Royal & Ancient, has insisted the governing body will not "bully" clubs such as Muirfield into altering their male-only membership policy. Augusta National's admission of its first female members, Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore, allied to the return of the Open Championship to Muirfield in July, have placed claims of gender discrimination by the R&A back on the agenda. Muirfield is one of three homes to the Open – Royal St George's and Royal Troon are the others – which controversially have no women in their membership.

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/apr/23/open-2013-muirfield-women