Burk calls on PGA to break Masters ties


October 29, 2002|By THE NEW YORK TIMES

The head of the women's group pressing Augusta National Golf Club to admit women as members demanded yesterday that the PGA Tour dissociate itself from the Masters tournament until the membership issue was resolved.

Martha Burk, the chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, called on Tim Finchem, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, to withdraw recognition of the Masters, which is at Augusta National, before the start of the Tour Championship on Thursday.

Burk said that the PGA Tour's policy against holding events at golf clubs that practice race or sex discrimination did not square with Augusta's refusal to admit women as members.

The PGA Tour counts the Masters in its season records and in its prize money totals.

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