Tiger Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.
“I am both honored and humbled,” Woods, a 15 times major winner, said
after receiving the necessary 75 per cent of support from the body’s
“This achievement is the ultimate recognition to never give up and keep chasing.”
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan paid tribute to the 44-year-old
Woods, who is missing from the Players Championship starting in Ponte
Vedra Beach in Florida due to a back issue.
“Tiger has done more for the game of golf than anyone ever thought
possible, and his historic feats on the course are only one aspect of
his impact,” Monahan said.
“His imprint on the game is immeasurable, and his unparalleled legacy
is one we look forward to celebrating as he’s inducted into the World
Golf Hall of Fame next year.”
Woods’s 15 major championships are second only to the 18 captured by Jack Nicklaus.
Woods also has 82 official PGA Tour victories (which include the 15 majors), tied for the all-time record with Sam Snead.
The Hall of Fame recently lowered the age of qualification to 45.
Woods turns 45 on December 30.