Augusta National chairman, former Gator Fred Ridley trolls Georgia ahead of Masters
Prior to the start of the 2020 Masters Tournament, Fred Ridley gave a pre-Masters address on Wednesday. For those who may not know, he’s not only the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, but he’s also a former Florida golfer.
So of course, when Ridley discussed ESPN’s College GameDay airing live from Augusta National this Saturday, he had to get in a troll job on Georgia.
“We are very excited to welcome ESPN’s College GameDay to Augusta National this Saturday,” Ridley said during his address. “This will provide additional excitement for college football and golf fans alike. It affords us a unique opportunity to expose our sport to an audience that may be seeing the Masters for the very first time.
“And I have to say, I can’t wait to hear our friends on the College GameDay set recap the Florida Gators’ convincing win this last Saturday over the Georgia Bulldogs. I apologize to my Georgia friends, but I just had to say that.”
Florida notched its biggest win of the season thus far when it defeated Georgia, 44-28, in Jacksonville last weekend. Ridley, who graduated from Florida in 1974, is clearly excited to see the Gators doing so well in 2020.
College GameDay will also be looking ahead to Florida’s upcoming game against Arkansas on Saturday night. The Gators aim to improve to 5-1 when they host the Razorbacks at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
— Justin Felder (@Justin_FOX5) November 11, 2020