The Augusta National Golf Club is going to televise its Masters tournament commercial-free because it would rather not get any money from advertisers than allow a women's group to bend corporate sponsors' ears.
In a three-page reply, Johnson said that while the club had no policy prohibiting women from joining, its membership alone -- "not any outside group with its own agenda" -- would make decisions about its future.
Johnson's full name is Hootie Johnson. He's the club chairman. "Hootie." Just had to point that out.
(Full disclosure: Jen is, um, pretty tight with the reporter on this story.)