Class of 2004

 Isao Aoki

Isao Aoki

All Isao Aoki ever wanted to do was to see the world through golf. He accomplished that and a whole lot more. Aoki won 71 times around the world on six different tours and in 2004 became the first Japanese male golfer to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Despite his numerous …

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 Tom Kite

Tom Kite

When Tom Kite arrived at Pebble Beach for the 1992 U.S. Open, something was missing. Yes, he was missing a major title from his sterling resume, but he planned to make amends for that on a course where he had won before and held the course record. What he hadn’t planned was to forget his …

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 Charlie Sifford

Charlie Sifford

Charlie Sifford broke barriers all his life. He was the first African-American to play the PGA and the first to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. There was a time when none of this seemed possible. Jackie Robinson’s courageous integration of Major League Baseball in 1946 is widely and appropriately credited for …

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 Marlene Stewart Streit

Marlene Stewart Streit

Marlene Stewart Streit is quite simply the most successful amateur golfer in Canadian history. Her career spans more than five decades with at least one major amateur victory in each. She won at home – 11 Canadian Ladies Open Amateurs, nine Canadian Ladies Close Amateurs and four Canadian Ladies Senior Women’s Amateur tournaments – and …

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