Tiger Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday. He will be introduced by his daughter Sam. The ceremony was postponed a year due to Covid-19. It will take place on the eve of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
Davis Love III, a member of the Hall of Fame, will introduce retiring PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem. Judy Rankin will present Susie Maxwell Berning, the three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion. Marion Hollins, a U.S. Women’s Amateur winner will be honored as the class of 2022’s fourth member.
Despite not playing an official PGA Tour tournament since the 2020 Masters, Woods just won the inaugural Player Impact Program. The 46-year-old still recovering from the injuries he incurred in a tragic automobile accident in Los Angeles last February.
In the 36-hole PNC Championship, he partnered with his son, Charlie. It was the former world’s No. 1’s lone tournament in 2021. Woods has not stated when he will be able to return to the PGA Tour. The live event will take place on the eve of THE PLAYERS Championship and emanate from the PGA TOUR’s ‘Global Home’ headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
With the addition of these four people, the total number of Hall of Fame members will rise to 164. In addition to inducting the class of 2022, the ceremony will honor Peter Ueberroth and the late Dick Ferris with a newly formed lifetime achievement award to acknowledge their achievements in the sport.
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Renee Powell will also be recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Charlie Sifford Award, presented by Southern Company, for her dedication to advancing diversity in golf.
Tiger Woods has won a record-tying 82 PGA TOUR events in his career, as well as 15 major championships. In 2000-2001, Woods achieved the “Tiger Slam,” becoming the first golfer since Bobby Jones to hold all four major championships at the same time.
He’s also a two-time winner of THE PLAYERS Championship, becoming him the first player to win the FedExCup twice. Outside of the ring, Woods’ TGR Foundation has aided over two million pupils worldwide.
In the past two editions of the PNC Championship, Woods’ son, Charlie, has been in the spotlight while playing alongside his father. Now, Tiger’s oldest kid, 14-year-old daughter Sam. Sam was born the day after he was runner-up in the US Open at Oakmont in 2007. She will introduce her father before his induction speech at the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Wednesday.