Just over two weeks removed from bringing home the first Ryder Cup to America since 2008, Davis Love III received news that he’ll be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He headlines the 2017 class which includes Henry Longhurst, Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa & Ian Woosnam.
The two-time Ryder Cup captain and 21-time PGA Tour winner, including the winner of the 1997 PGA Championship, will be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The event will coincide with the Presidents Cup, which will be contested at nearby Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
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In order to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a golfer must be at least 50 years-old and have won at least 15 times on Tour (any official Tour) or have won at least two majors. Golfers can also be nominated as veteran players or for lifetime achievement awards outside of competition for their contributions to the game.
In a career that has spanned four decades on the PGA TOUR, Love has notched 22 victories including the 1997 PGA Championship and two victories at The PLAYERS Championship in 1992 and 2003. His quality of play has earned him a place on six U.S. Ryder Cup teams and six Presidents Cup teams. He has captained two Ryder Cup teams, including the victorious 2016 team. Love is a recipient of both the Payne Stewart and Bob Jones Awards.
“Davis is a fixture on the PGA TOUR and has been for decades. He has contributed so much to the image of the game because of who he is, and the way he handles himself. Love is extremely well-respected by the other players, so having him contribute his time and energy to making the organization work better has been a very impactful thing. It makes us all smile to see him get the recognition he deserves and be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.” -PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem
“Davis has an outstanding record not only as a player but as a gentleman. He’s been a tremendous contributor and has been an all-around man for golf. It’s terrific to see him in the World Golf Hall of Fame.” -Gary Player
Well deserved, Captian!