Woods’ Hall of Fame induction pushed back to 2022
One wonders if this year’s World Golf Hall Of Fame inductees didn’t include certain big names, it may well have gone ahead next year online like almost everything else in 2020 and no doubt 2021.
However, when you’re dealing with possibly the greatest golfer to ever play the game and the man who oversaw his historic rise to fame, things need to be done a little differently.
Tiger Woods celebrates major No.15 at the 2019 Masters (Credit: PGA Tour)
Previously the age limit for induction was 50, however Tiger Woods became eligible thanks to a rule change earlier this year, which lowered the requirement to 45, which, perhaps not coincidently, lines up nicely with Woods turning 45 on December 30 this year.
“Given the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, moving the ceremony back a year will give us a better opportunity to properly recognise and honour this important class,” said World Golf Foundation CEO, Greg McLaughlin
“We look forward to shining a light on their achievements and inspiring future golfers around the world through this ceremony and celebration.”
The Class of 2022, as they will now be known, includes Tiger Woods along with former PGA Tour Commissioner, Tim Finchem, LPGA Tour player and four-time major winner, Susie Maxwell Berning and the late Marion Hollins.
The inductions will now take place during the week of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on March 9, 2022.