World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Moves to May

Sir Bob Charles was inducted in 2008The World Golf Hall of Fame's biggest night will now be held in cojunction with golf's "unofficial" fifth major. 

The 2011 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 9, 2011, at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. That Monday marks the first day of The PLAYERS Championship week.

The event had been held in early November.

“The Induction Ceremony continues to be an incredibly important event for golf each year as we take the opportunity to recognize the sport’s greatest achievers,” said Tim Finchem, PGA Tour commissioner and World Golf Foundation board member. “Moving the Ceremony to the spring will heighten the event’s exposure in a variety of ways and will add a new level of excitement to The PLAYERS for fans, media, sponsors and past and current players.”

“Staging the annual Induction Ceremony in the heart of the golf season, just before one of golf’s most thrilling events, is a great opportunity for the Hall of Fame,” said its COO Jack Peter. “The spring date is sure to give fans around the world an even better opportunity to witness the celebration.”

Class of 2011 PGA Tour and International ballots have been mailed to the respective voting bodies and the voting results will be announced later in 2010.

Further details on the Induction Ceremony will be released this fall. To learn more about the World Golf Hall of Fame, visit


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