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Masters and Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley

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Under new management

Fred Ridley took over this past fall as the seventh chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters tournament. Here’s a look at his credentials:

Age: 65

Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.

Became chairman: Oct. 16, 2017

Professional résumé: 

Partner, Foley and Lardner law firm, Tampa, Florida

Golf résumé:

1975 U.S. Amateur champion

Member 1976 World Amateur Team

Member 1977 Walker Cup Team

Captain, 1987 and 1989 Walker Cup teams

Captain, 2010 World Amateur Team

USGA Executive Committee, 1994-2005

USGA president, 2004-05

Chairman, Masters Competition Committee, 2000-17

Recipient of 2006 PGA of America Distinguished Service Award

Competed in 1976-78 Masters, the first chairman to have played in the tournament.

Masters/Augusta National chairmen

Clifford Roberts: 1931-77

Bill Lane: 1977-80

Hord Hardin: 1980-91

Jack Stephens: 1991-98

Hootie Johnson: 1998-2006

Billy Payne: 2006-17

Fred Ridley: 2017-

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