Rory McIlroy: 'Obscene' Muirfield did not allow women members

By The Sports Xchange  |  March 15, 2017 at 5:44 PM
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Rory McIlroy didn't hold back when addressing why Muirfield took as long as it did to allow women members for the first time at its famed links course in East Lothian, Scotland.

"In this day and age, where you've got women that are the leaders of certain industries and women that are heads of state, and not to be able to join a golf course?" McIlroy said Wednesday, one day after a rule change to admit women passed on a second vote (498 to 123) at Muirfield.

"I mean, it's obscene. Like it's ridiculous. So they sort of saw sense. And yeah, we'll go back and we'll play The Open Championship, because they will let women members in, but every time I go to Muirfield now I won't have a great taste in my mouth."

The four-time major winner from Northern Ireland didn't enjoy his last trip to Muirfield when the Open was contested there in 2013. He missed the cut.

As for his next visit, McIlroy doesn't plan to be too cordial with those who voted against allowing women as members.

"I won't be having many cups of tea with the members afterwards," the 27-year-old McIlroy said.

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