Scotland's St. Andrews hosts women's golf

Aug. 1, 2007 at 6:13 PM

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The venerable Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, a male bastion for years, is hosting this week's Ricoh Women's British Open.

USA Today says Annika Sorenstam, playing as a teenager in an amateur event 20 years ago, still remembers the sign that told her she wasn't welcome: "No Dogs, No Women."

With the open beginning Thursday, women will have the right to be in the locker room for the first time.

Dogs still aren't allowed, but the sign is gone. Meanwhile, the members of the male-only R&A Golf Club, which governs the sport outside of the United States and Mexico, have been barred from the locker room this week.

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