Will fans return to Masters next April? And other pressing questions for Chairman Fred Ridley.

Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley held his annual pre-Masters press conference Wednesday. In November. This time of year, shouldn’t he instead be enjoying an Arnold Palmer on the veranda before taking a quick lap around the par-3 course?Instead, there was a certain long-delayed tournament to launch. Welcome to Ridley’s new busy time around the club, which included sitting down in the press room interview area for a few minutes. Both real life and golf had questions to ask this day.———— Will the fans be able to return to the grounds for next April’s tournament, assuming the Masters can even…

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