2014 World Golf Hall of Fame Ceremony Cancelled
The World Golf Hall of Fame announced on Monday that it would be skipping a 2014 ceremony in order to review its process of how players are currently inducted into the Hall of Fame.
In a statement which was apparently released, this means an “evaluation of the criteria and process for electing/selecting all five avenues of induction and a review of the production of the annual Induction Ceremony, including date, location and presentation.”
The current criteria calls for golfers on the PGA Tour to be of at least 40 years of age, a member for 10 years with at least 10 PGA Tour wins, two majors or two titles. On the Champions Tour, a player must be at least a five-year member with more than 20 wins on the PGA and Champions Tour, or five majors or Players wins.
One of the major issues with people right now is that a candidate must receive 65 per cent of the vote in order to get in, however, if nobody manages to achieve this number then the candidate who receives the most votes (50 per cent is the minimum) will get in.
This is exactly what occurred with Fred Couples earlier this year. He received just 51 per cent of the vote and the other golf personalities who got in included Ken Schofield, Colin Montgomerie and Ken Venturi.
It looks like there will be a major revamp next year.