Posts tagged with: "Fred Ridley"

NEWS: Augusta National To Host Women’s Amateur Event In 2019 View More
Fred Ridley announced Wednesday morning that Augusta National will host a women’s amateur invitational tournament beginning in 2019.

NEWS: Augusta National To Host Women’s Amateur Event In 2019

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | After the unexpected announcement Wednesday morning that Augusta National will host a women’s amateur invitational tournament that will conclude at the club on the Saturday before the Masters beginning in 2019, Annika Sörenstam considered the impact of the new event on young female players. “As a little…

NEWS: Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne To Retire; Fred Ridley Named Successor View More
Chairman Billy Payne speaks in honor of the late Arnold Palmer as Palmer's jacket lays on a chair during the ceremonial tee off to start the 2017 Masters. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

NEWS: Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne To Retire; Fred Ridley Named Successor

Billy Payne, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters for the past 11 years, will retire from his position on Oct. 16, the club announced Wednesday. The new chairman will be Fred Ridley, who currently serves as the chairman of the tournament’s competition committee. Payne, 69, oversaw a…