A solution introduced to contestants throughout Thursday’s version of “Jeopardy!” featured a well-known face — particularly to everybody at USA TODAY Sports activities.
The $600 reply, a part of a class celebrating 40 years of USA TODAY, learn: “Tales by USA TODAY’s Christine Brennan helped get this golf membership to confess its first feminine members in 2012.”
The query — and here is your spoiler warning — could be: “What’s Augusta?”
Brennan, who has been writing about Augusta Nationwide since 1999, wrote a sequence of columns and one significantly poignant piece in 2002. The column spurred years of public debate concerning the membership’s lack of feminine members.
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“As an opinionated journalist — a columnist — I am thrilled that intercourse discrimination in golf has lastly turn out to be a problem,” Brennan stated in a 2003 interview with Sports activities Illustrated. “It is an excellent dialogue for the game to be having.”
Ten years after that column, Brennan broke the information that Augusta Nationwide admitted its first feminine members in 2012.
Brennan, who joined USA TODAY in 1997, has been honored as one of many nation’s high 10 sports activities columnists thrice by the Related Press Sports activities Editors and has lined the final 18 Olympic Video games — summer season and winter — for USA TODAY Sports activities.
Earlier stops in Brennan’s profession embody the Miami Herald and Washington Publish. She was the primary president of the Affiliation for Girls in Sports activities Media (AWSM).
Brennan has additionally authored seven books. Her 2006 sports activities memoir, “Greatest Seat within the Home,” is the one father-daughter memoir written by a sports activities journalist. Her 1996 nationwide best-seller, “Inside Edge: A Revealing Journey into the Secret World of Determine Skating,” was named one of many high 100 sports activities books of all-time by Sports activities Illustrated. She additionally serves as a commentator for CNN, ABC Information, PBS NewsHour and NPR’s Morning Version.
Brennan received the distinguished Purple Smith Award in March 2020, introduced yearly to an individual who has made main contributions to sports activities journalism.
“I’ve been so lucky to know or work with fairly a couple of of the Purple Smith Award winners through the years,” Brennan stated after successful the award. “They’ve been my position fashions, my editors and my mentors, so to hitch them may be very humbling.”