Condi Rice Blazes Trail at Augusta National

Loose Ball: The former secretary of state breaks new ground at golf's all-male bastion in Georgia.

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It took the club a long time, but it couldn't have made a better choice. Not only does Rice meet all of the criteria for membership, but she's also a veteran trailblazer.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, previously serving as a columnist, editorial writer and reporter with several Gannett publications. His sports column appears in the Washington Times. Follow him on Twitter.

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