This not the first time Darla Dee Moore has barged her way into an all boy's club.
Before Moore made history as one of the first two women to be accepted as members of the Augusta National Golf Club, she was a trailblazer for other women in the banking industry.
Working for Chemical Bank, Moore made her mark in the 1980s by taking over bankrupt companies and making them profitable.
By the next decade, Moore was the highest paid woman in banking — and the first female to make the the cover of Fortune Magazine.
"The Toughest Babe in Business," read the headline.
Like fellow newly-installed club-member Condoleezza Rice, Moore is also a big mover and shaker in Republican circles — and both have ties to former President George W. Bush.
While Rice was Bush's secretary of state, Moore is married to financier Richard Rainwater, who was partners with Bush when they owned the Texas Rangers.
"Augusta National has always captured my imagination, and is one of the most magically beautiful places anywhere in the world, as everyone gets to see during the Masters each April," Moore said after she got the nod.
Moore, who is 58, is from South Carolina and lives in Lake City on a plantation that has been in the Moore family for six generations.
She founded a non-profit devoted to raising the woeful education levels in her home state and donated $25 million to her alma mater, the University of South Carolina, which named its business school after her.
But money couldn't buy the love of current Gov. Nikki Haley, a Tea Party favorite who removed her last year from the university board and replaced her with a campaign contributor
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