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London - The prestigious Muirfield golf course in Scotland voted on Tuesday to admit women members to the club after 273 years, immediately making the historic venue eligible to host the British Open again

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers overwhelmingly voted in favour of admitting women members for the first time by 498 to 123, club captain Henry Fairweather said.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A), the sport's joint-governing body with the United States Golf Association, said Muirfield could now become a venue for the British Open once again.

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