New Inductees at the Golf Hall of Fame

Five new members were inducted yesterday into the World Golf Hall of Fame in Saint Augustine Florida. Larry Nelson, 59, who won three major golf championships, remarkably never touched a golf club until he returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam. It was the eleventh time Nelson's name appeared on the ballot.

Vijay Singh, who actually was voted in during last year's class, rose from being a worker in the rain forest of Borneo, to being ranked as the #1 player in the world after winning nine times in 2004.

The three other inductees include Henry Picard, a Masters champion; Marilyn Smith, who helped found the LPGA tour; and Mark McCormack, who founded IMG, and helped players achieve megasuccess thru product endorsement.

The number of inductees now total 114. Busts of each member are placed alphabetically which means Nelson will find himself between Byron Nelson and Jack Nicklaus.

Ceremonies were held at the World Golf Village. On a personal note, I spent the day at the Village in April. It is worth the trip.

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