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R&A to study male-only issue after British Open

Updated: July 17, 2013, 3:46 PM ET
Associated Press

GULLANE, Scotland -- Pragmatic yet defiant, the head of the Royal & Ancient issued a Hootie Johnson-like salvo in the latest battleground over male-only golf clubs: The British Open will not yield to pressure over three of its venerable clubs refusing to admit female members.

The way Peter Dawson looks at it, to compare this to racial or religious discrimination is "absurd."

At his customary news conference on the eve of the British Open, the R&A chief executive faced a barrage of ...

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