Hyler to succeed Ridley as chairman of competition, rules committees at Masters

Fred Ridley (TODD BENNETT/File)

Jim Hyler has been named chairman of the Masters Tournament Competition Committees and Rules Committee, Masters and Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley announced Tuesday.

Hyler, of Asheville, N.C., has served as a member of the tournament’s Rules Committee since 2015. He replaces Ridley, who held both roles from 2006-2017 before becoming club and tournament chairman in October.

“Having handled this important assignment for many years, I am aware of its necessary qualifications and, therefore, very proud to name Jim as my successor,” Ridley said in a statement. “He is uniquely qualified to serve the tournament in this position, given his background and previous experience assisting in the successful conduct of our competition.”

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