Related: The R&A continues to try to avoid discrimination discussion "Oh, goodness me, I think that's a ridiculous question, if I may say so," R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said in response to a question asking the difference between racial discrimination, which has haunted the game in the past, and gender discrimination.
"There's a massive difference between racial discrimination, anti-Semitism, where sectors of society are downtrodden and treated very, very badly indeed. And to compare that with a men's golf club I think is frankly absurd. There's no comparison whatsoever."
Dawson went on to say that the R&A will "resist these pressures," and that they will address gender issues after the British Open. Translation?