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November 20 2014

Bernhard Langer Wins the Charles Schwab Cup

Bernhard Langer has had a dominating 2014 season.  He has won five times, including two majors, finished second four times and was in the top 10 in 17 of his 20 events this year. “It’s still mind-boggling to reflect on my year,” Langer said. “When you think about it, you play golf from January until …

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November 04 2014

Japan’s Isao Aoki Revisits the World Golf Hall of Fame on the 10th Anniversary of His Induction

The year 2014 marks a special milestone for Japanese golfer Isao Aoki. In October he made a return visit to the World Golf Hall of Fame with a television crew in tow to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame and to commemorate his 50 years as a …

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Hall of Fame welcomes Davies, Graham, O’Meara and Tillinghast as the Class of 2015

Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum as the Class of 2015.  The Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the Old Course, host site of that week’s 144th …

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Transcripts: Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Announcement

What follows are the transcripts of the conference call on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to announce Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast as the members of the Class of 2015. Davies, Graham and O’Meara participated in the call. TRAVIS HILL:  Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the class of 2015 conference call.  Appreciate …

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World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum to bring 2015 Induction Ceremony to St Andrews, Scotland

St. Augustine, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2014) – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will stage the 2015 Induction Ceremony at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland, in conjunction with The Open Championship. The Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the …

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Looking back at the LPGA Championship

By Dr. Anthony Parker World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Official Historian This year marked the 60th anniversary of the LPGA Championship, and the final playing of the event in its current iteration. Beginning in 2015, the championship will be known by a new name: the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. It will be a …

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Three-time PGA Champion Snead’s side-saddle putter on display

By Dr. Anthony Parker World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Official Historian With the forthcoming ban from the USGA and R&A on using anchored putting styles taking effect in 2016, golfers will be looking to accommodate the changes into their game. Current PGA TOUR players like Keegan Bradley and Tim Clark will have to …

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Palmer’s 1.62 “small ball” on display in Hall of Fame

By Dr. Anthony Parker World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Official Historian Among rare and precious memorabilia displayed within the new Majors Moments exhibition in the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum is the golf ball that Arnold Palmer used to win his first Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in 1961. The ball …

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Celebrating 30th anniversary of Okamoto’s Open win

By Dr. Anthony Parker World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Official Historian The biggest names in women’s golf will be at Royal Birkdale for this year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open. The tournament is not as old as the men’s version, but it still has plenty of history. The 1984 tournament, then known as the …

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The Back Nine with Karrie Webb

The following interview with two time-U.S. Women’s Open champion Karrie Webb is from the Back Nine interview in Hall of Fame’s quarterly magazine, The Tower: You rallied from six shots back to win the Founders Cup in March, your 41st career victory on the LPGA. How special is this win? Winning the Founders Cup is …

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Kaymer wins 2014 U.S. Open

Martin Kaymer joined his German countryman Bernhard Langer as a multi-major winner with his triumph at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Kaymer, who has completed the necessary victory requirements to be eligible for the Hall of Fame with his victory earlier this year at THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, is now one of only five players …

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Hall of Fame opens “Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf”

The Hall of Fame opened its latest permanent exhibition, “Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf” on Friday, May 2. Developed with the support of the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR and the USGA, this permanent exhibition contains rare photographs, audio, video and memorabilia to highlight the long, rich history of African-Americans …

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World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum announces changes to process for enshrinement

Orlando (March 23, 2014) – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will introduce a new process for individuals to be inducted beginning with the Class of 2015, in an announcement made today by PGA TOUR Commissioner and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors Tim Finchem. The changes are the result …

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Juli Inkster Named 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain

One of the most recognizable competitors in U.S. Solheim Cup history will now have the chance to bring home the Solheim Cup in a new  role. Nine-time U.S. Team member Juli Inkster was officially introduced today  as the captain for the 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup Team. Inkster now works to lead the U.S. to  victory at …

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World Golf Hall of Fame Storylines – February

It’s February, but the golf world is starting to heat up. The following Storylines show the impact and influence Hall of Fame members are having on the action this month: February Anniversaries 20th anniversary of Nick Price’s victory at the 1994 Honda Classic 40th anniversary of Johnny Miller’s victory at the 1974 Bing Crosby National …

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Couples, Lopez receive Metropolitan Golf Writers Association Awards

Fred Couples and Nancy Lopez will be honored this year at the 63rd National Awards Dinner on Monday, June 23 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York. Couples will receive the organization’s prestigious Gold Tee Award. The Gold Tee is the MGWA’s highest honor – awarded to an individual whose career achievements exemplify the …

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Jack Burke, Jr. honored with bridge in his name

World Golf Hall of Fame member Jack Burke, Jr. is known worldwide for his feats on the golf course. Officials in Harris County, Texas wanted to ensure that he is also known for being a visionary and a pioneer when it comes to building a lasting legacy in the community he helped build. The Jack …

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Sorenstam named PGA First Lady of Golf

PGA/LPGA Professional and World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam, who followed one of the most decorated careers in women’s golf history by becoming a spokesperson for improving the health of the next generation, has been named the recipient of the 2013 PGA First Lady of Golf Award. The PGA First Lady of Golf …

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Celebrating 15 years in St. Augustine

On May 19, 1998, the World Golf Hall of Fame opened in its new location in St. Augustine, Fla., having moved from Pinehurst, N.C. Some of golf’s biggest names, including Patty Berg, Hale Irwin, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino and Kathy Whitworth were on hand to celebrate the glittering new …

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September 05 2013

Norwood, IMG publicist and editor, passes away at 66

Bev Norwood, a publicist and editor at IMG for nearly 40 years, passed away on Sept. 5 after a battle with cancer at the Cleveland Clinic. He was 66. Norwood was a colleague and friend to several Hall of Fame members, especially Mark McCormack, who founded IMG on a handshake deal with Arnold Palmer. Norwood …

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August 31 2013

World Golf Hall of Fame statement regarding William Campbell

On behalf of the Members, staff and volunteers of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, we are saddened to learn of the passing of William Campbell. He was one of golf’s greatest amateurs and statesmen, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Bill was a remarkable player, with the 1941 U.S. Amateur …

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August 13 2013

Sorenstam named Old Tom Morris Award honoree

Annika Sorenstam, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and one of the most decorated golfers of all time, has been selected to receive the 2014 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). The award will be presented during the 2014 GCSAA Education Conference in Orlando, Feb. …

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August 26 2013

Lee Trevino honored with PGA Distinguished Service Award

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Lee Trevino‘s rags-to-riches journey, which inspired and energized American golf, was launched in 1967. That was the year Trevino received a PGA of America membership card, allowing him access into a world that opened up countless doors. The recipient of the 2013 PGA Distinguished Service Award on Aug. 8, Trevino reinforced his …

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July 31 2013

Nicklaus named 2013 Ambassador of Golf

World Golf Hall of Fame Member Jack Nicklaus, whose victories in 18 professional major championships is more than any player in history and whose life outside the ropes has become a shining example for today’s athlete, received the 2013 Ambassador of Golf award July 31 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. The award is …

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February 25 2013

Bernhard Langer named Player of the Month

By Mark Williams, Champions Tour staff News and notes from around the Champions Tour for the week of Feb. 25, 2013 • Bernhard Langer is the Champions Tour Player of the Month for January/February, marking the sixth time he has earned the recognition during his Champions Tour career. Langer began the 2013 season shooting 16-under …

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February 17 2013

Bernhard Langer wins ACE Group Classic

By Phil Stambaugh, Champions Tour staff Bernhard Langer’s scrambling bogey 5 at the par-4 15th hole helped to preserve a one-stroke victory over Jay Don Blake at the ACE Group Classic. After Langer saved a bogey at No. 15, he then made three routine pars coming home to win for the second time in three years …

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February 03 2013

Karrie Webb wins 8th Australian Masters

ESPN.com, GOLD COAST, Australia — Karrie Webb won her eighth Australian Ladies Masters title on Sunday, coming from two strokes behind in the final round with birdies on three of her last five holes for a 5-under-par 67 and a two-stroke victory. The 38-year-old Webb birdied the 14th hole at Royal Pines to take the …

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February 03 2013

Phil Mickelson wins Waste Management Phoenix Open

PGATOUR.com, SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It’s not like we didn’t see it coming. Not after Phil Mickelson nearly opened the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a 59, brandishing his putter like Chi-Chi Rodriguez before the ball cruelly lipped out of the cup. Mickelson is the type of player who thrives on taking it low, after all, …

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January 30 2013

Lee Trevino named 2013 recipient of PGA Distinguished Service Award

PGA.com, PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Six-time major champion Lee Trevino, arguably golf’s most engaging personality as a competitor while quietly conducting a tireless philanthropic life, has been named the 2013 recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service Award. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Trevino, 73, will receive the Association’s highest annual honor …

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December 13 2012

Watson returns as U.S. Ryder Cup Captain

PGATOUR.com, NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Watson feels right at home in Scotland. The PGA of America is counting on that comfort level to break its road losing streak in the Ryder Cup. The last time the U.S. team won in Europe was in 1993, which just happens to be when Watson served as captain for …

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November 02 2012

Hope, Shore, Crosby inducted into SCGA Hall of Fame

DailyNews.com, UNIVERSAL CITY — Bob Hope, Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby — three legends in the entertainment and golf worlds — were all inducted into the Southern California Golf Association Hall of Fame posthumously Tuesday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. This year’s inductees were all better known in the entertainment field rather than golf, but all …

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