The decision by members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers to deny women the right to join its club has prompted a furious backlash on social media.
The news, announced this morning, was immediately met with the removal of Muirfield from the Open rota by the R&A and, as you could rightly expect, comments posted by Twitter users were broadly scathing.
English pro Gary Evans, who came within a whisker of winning the Open there in 2002, had this to say:
Former RICOH Women's British Open champions Catriona Matthew and Karen Stupples also chipped in:
Other users echoed Evans and Stupples' sentiments:
Piers Morgan and former England rugby captain Will Carling also had their say:
Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond - who famously boycotted the 2013 Open at Muirfield because of its 'male only' membership policy - couldn't hide his disappointment, either.
However, it was Thomas Walsh (@twalsh92) who perhaps summed up the mood best with this tweet...
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