Ridley Feels Vindicated By The Support He Thinks He Received

Dave Shedloski managed to wrestle a few words out of the silent-until-now Masters Championship Committees Chair Fred Ridley.

A Memorial tournament Captains Club member, Ridley expressed gratitude for the support he received after bungling and then cleverly remedying the Tiger Woods incorrect drop.

"Yes, that [the support] was good," said Ridley, a member of the Captains Club, which advises on the conduct of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village and selects the tournament's honoree each year.

Ridley was vindicated by the governing bodies in his invoking of rule 33-7, but it was his decision not to bring Tiger Woods into the Masters video room to look at the drop which only allowed for the use of 33-7.