Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne announces retire - CBS46 News

Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne announces retirement

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Billy Payne (source: The Masters) Billy Payne (source: The Masters)
AUGUSTA, GA (CBS46) -

According to the official Twitter account for The Masters Tournament, Billy Payne has announced he is retiring as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club. His retirement will begin at the beginning of the Club season on Oct. 16, 2017. 

Payne will be succeeded as chairman by Fred Ridley, the current Masters Tournament Chairman of the Competition Committees. 

Payne has served as the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club since May 2006. He will now retain the role of Chairman Emeritus. 

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