CLASS OF 2022:
Susie Maxwell Berning, United States (Competitor)
Despite not taking up golf until age 15, Maxwell Berning quickly took to the sport.
She won three straight Oklahoma State High School Golf Championships, and was the first woman to be offered a golf scholarship from Oklahoma City University (where she competed on the men’s team).
Upon turning professional in 1964, she earned LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors.
Throughout her career she won 11 times, including an impressive four majors – the 1965 Women’s Western Open, and the U.S. Women’s Open (three times) in 1968, 1972 and 1973.
Tim Finchem, United States (Contributor)
Under Finchem’s leadership as Commissioner (1994-2016), he worked to ensure that giving back was part of the fabric of the PGA TOUR’s business model – as evidenced by the TOUR and its tournaments raising more than $2 billion in charitable contributions during his tenure.
He also was instrumental in founding the First Tee in 1997. Since inception, Finchem has helped the First Tee grow and develop into the positive youth development organization it is today, having reached more than 15 million young people on golf courses, in schools and through after-school programs.
Finchem also led the creation and execution efforts around signature pillars in professional golf, including the FedExCup, FedExCup Playoffs and the Presidents Cup. During his 22 years as Commissioner, PGA TOUR prize money also grew from less than $100 million on three tours in 1994 to more than $400 million on six tours at the time of his retirement.
Marion Hollins, United States (Contributor)
A visionary golf course developer/architect, Marion Hollins became a pioneer of the sport.
A standout golfer who won the 1921 U.S. Women’s Amateur and served as captain of the first-ever U.S. Curtis Cup team, she would shift her attention by contributing to the development of the Monterey Peninsula into a golf mecca.
She made significant contributions to Cypress Point Club, and then founded and oversaw the development of Pasatiempo Golf Course. Fellow Hall of Fame member – Alister MacKenzie – credits Hollins with the idea for the iconic 16th hole at Cypress Point, with her suggesting it be played as a par-3 (instead of a par-4).
Later, in collaboration with MacKenzie and Bobby Jones, she provided her influence on the development of Augusta National Golf Club.
Tiger Woods, United States (Competitor)
A winner of 93 worldwide events including a record-tying 82 on the PGA TOUR, Woods is a 15-time major champion and a three-time winner of the career Grand Slam. Woods completed the “Tiger Slam” in 2000-01 when he became the first golfer since Bobby Jones to hold all four men’s major championship titles at the same time.
A two-time champion of THE PLAYERS and the first two-time winner of the FedExCup, Woods has competed on eight Ryder Cup and nine Presidents Cup teams, including when he served as a playing captain of the victorious U.S. Presidents Cup team in 2019. He is an 11-time PGA TOUR Player of the Year winner and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019 following his fifth Masters victory.
Outside the ropes, Woods’ TGR Foundation has supported more than two million students around the world.