Ryan attended the Masters as Stewart Cink's caddie in the Par 3 contest.
"He reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to do it," Ryan told Fox Sports South. "I said, 'Are you crazy? Would I be willing to do it? Of course I'll do it.' "
Ryan and Cink know each other from TPC Sugarloaf in Georgia, where they have played together a few times.
"Normally my kids caddie," Cink said. "We see each other all the time and have played together once or twice. He's a good guy to be around, and I thought it would be fun. I also thought he would enjoy getting inside the ropes and seeing the crowds."
Ryan has played golf at Augusta National before, but this was his first trip to the Masters. Cink even let Ryan hit his tee shot at the 135-yard ninth hole.
"I hit a 52(-degree wedge) about 160 yards," Ryan said. "I hit it way too far to the right. Luckily he still let me putt it and I got to redeem myself. I made the putt."