Jim Hyler, of Asheville, N.C., has been named the Chairman of the Masters Tournament Competition Committees and Rules Committee. Hyler is also a former president of the United States Golf Assocation (USGA).

From masters.com

Fred Ridley announced today that Jim Hyler, of Asheville, N.C., has been named the Chairman of the Masters Tournament Competition Committees and Rules Committee. This role was occupied by Ridley from 2006 – 2017 before he became Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament in October. Hyler has served as a member of the Masters Rules Committee since 2015.

“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. “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.”

The 2018 Masters is scheduled for April 5-8.

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