Statement on the Passing of Lee Elder

Statement from Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament:

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lee Elder, a friend of Augusta National and a true pioneer in the game of golf. Lee was an inspiration to so many young men and women of color not only through his play, but also through his commitment to education and community. Lee will always be a part of the history of the Masters Tournament. His presence will be sorely missed, but his legacy will continue to be celebrated.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and the entire Elder family.”