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The Open Championship 2019 first welcomed women's golfer after 275 years

The Open Championship 2019 first welcomed women's golfer after 275 years

Muirfield Golf Course, where every major Open Major is held, will accept 12 female members in July.

The decision was made by the Murfield Golf Organizing Committee between the Royal & Ancient golf club (R&A) to discuss Open Championship 2023 venue. Earlier, Muirfield Golf Course had been excluded from the list of rotating stadiums hosted by 2016 Open Championship, because of the regulation of "respect for men".

In 2017, Murfield Golf Club held a second vote on opening regulations for female golfers. This time, more than 80% of club members in Edinburgh, Scotland agreed to issue membership cards for women. Two years after that vote, the first female members prepared to join the club.

"This is an important milestone in the club's illustrious history," said Alistair Campbell, honorary golfer of Edinburgh, Scotland. "We welcome new members and share with them the great traditional values of Murfield".

Muirfield Golf Course, Scotland Stadium has held major Open Major 16 times, of which the last time was 2013. With the admission of 12 female members, Muirfield Golf Course may be able to return to the list of alternate Open Championship stadiums selected by R&A.

Open Championship this year will take place at the Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland, July 18-21. For the next three years, the oldest major award will take place in Royal St. in turn. George's (2020), St. Andrews (2021) and Royal Liverpool (2022).