The Kansas City Country Club has voted to admit Jewish businessman Henry Bloch, whose earlier denial of membership resulted in professional star Tom Watson resigning from the club in protest.
At a special board meeting, club leaders unanimously agreed to approve the membership application of Bloch if it is resubmitted. The 400-member club has no Jewish or black members.
Watson, a five-time winner of the British Open and onetime U.S. Open champion, resigned last week when it was revealed that a secret membership committee had rejected Bloch's application.
Club President L. Chandler Smith said at a news conference after the meeting that he had called Bloch, who seemed pleased about the decision. Bloch is cofounder of the nationwide tax preparation service, H&R Block.
Smith said he did not know if Bloch would reapply. . . .
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