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Rice, Moore busy with Augusta business this week

Condoleezza Rice on the Sunday before the 2013 Masters, with fellow Augusta National members
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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne says the club’s historic two new female members are busy going about club business this week.

Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore are the first women to attend the Masters as members.

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“We would like to reaffirm the enthusiasm we expressed last August when we announced that Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore had become members of Augusta National Golf Club,” Payne said. “They are both here this week, like so many of our members, working as hard as they can, to make sure that all of our guests have an experience that exceeds their highest expectations.

“At the time, we described that welcoming Condi and Darla as members of Augusta National represented a joyous occasion for the club. This week that’s truer than ever . . . It’s just awesome.”