Nicholson, an Augusta National member who lives in Denver, has been involved with the Masters rules committee since 1974.
It has been a great experience coordinating the competition at the Masters, Nicholson said. However, after 15 years, the time has come to step aside.
Nicholson will be replaced by former USGA president Fred Ridley, who has been part of the Masters rules committee since 1994.
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