Tiger Woods facing delay over World Golf Hall of Fame entry

Tiger Woods has been hit with a delay over his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tiger Woods during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in November. Picture: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Tiger Woods during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in November. Picture: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The 18-time major winner was scheduled to be among the next class of inductees in 2021, but that ceremony has been put back by a year.

It means Woods, as well as former PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, four-time major champion Susie Maxwell Berning and Marion Hollins, one of the only female golf course developers in history, will now be inducted during the week of The Players Championship in March, 2022.

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“Given the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, moving the ceremony back a year will give us a better opportunity to properly recognize and honor this important class,” said Greg McLaughlin, chief executive officer of the World Golf Foundation.

“We look forward to shining a light on their achievements and inspiring future golfers around the world through this ceremony and celebration.”

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