World Golf Hall of Fame’s recent eligibility changes put Woods on fast track for Class of 2021
Nominated: For consideration as members of the Class of 2021 in the World Golf Hall of Fame, 10 finalists, including Tiger Woods, the hall announced Tuesday. Woods’ inevitable election to the WGHOF was fast-tracked earlier this year when the hall changed its election criteria, dropping the age of eligibility from 50 to 45. Woods, whose 82 PGA Tour victories include 15 major championships, will turn 45 on Dec. 30. Joining Woods for consideration in the category of male competitor were the late Johnny Farrell (22 Tour victories, including one major), Padraig Harrington (18 victories combined in Europe and the U.S., including three majors) and Tom Weiskopf (16 PGA Tour victories, including one major). Among female competitors selected by the nominating committee, Susie Maxwell Berning (11 LPGA victories, including four majors), the late Beverly Hanson (17 LPGA victories, including three majors), Sandra Palmer (19 LPGA victories, including two majors) and Dottie Pepper (17 LPGA victories, including two majors) were nominated. In the contributor category, former PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and early 20th-century women’s pioneer Marion Hollins were listed. A nominee must receive 75 percent of the vote from the selection committee to earn a spot in the hall. The 2021 induction ceremony's date, location and class will be announced in the coming weeks, the hall said in a news release. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. Augustine, Fla.
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