Paddy Power speak out on Muirfield prank

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Bookmaker Paddy Power has spoken out about a prank it pulled on the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG) at Muirfield.

Officials failed to see the funny side after being forced remove a giant sign attached to the iconic entrance gates to the club, labelled ‘Welcome to Jurassic Park’.

We were a bit scared when one of the dinosaurs stormed out

- Paddy Power statement

The prank was organised by the bookmaker after the HCEG yesterday announced the club will hold its second vote to admit female members in the space of a year.

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“While Muirfield members bury their heads in the sand this time round, we thought we’d prod the beast with our Jurassic sign,” a Paddy Power statement read.

“To be honest we were a bit scared when one of the dinosaurs stormed out to take our sign down but overall it was a roaring success.”

Last year’s vote fell 14 short of what was required to change its male-only policy and resulted in Muirfield losing its place on the Open rota.

The bookmaker is also running a special market on the vote, with the outcome expected in the middle of next month. Currently, ‘No’ is the favourite at 1/2.

Muirfield to Vote to Admit Women Members

• 1/2 – NO
• 6/4 – YES

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