Ridley, a 65-year-old Tampa lawyer, takes over as chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters Tournament, from Billy Payne. He has “come a long way from his childhood days playing public courses in rural Lakeland and Winter Haven, Florida,” notes the Golfworld profile by my former Tampa Times colleague, Tim Rosaforte.

Source: Golfworld

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