Tiger Woods Named Finalist For 2021 World Golf Hall of Fame

Jordan Cohn
March 03, 2020 - 10:21 am

After nearly 25 years of tremendous highs, scandalous lows and everything in between, the face of golf in the 21st century could become enshrined with the legends of the game.

According to the official Twitter of the Golf Hall of Fame, Tiger Woods is one of the 10 finalists to be selected as a part of the 2021 class. In order to be considered as a male competitor, the Hall of Fame's website states that the golfer must have a cumulative total of 15 or more official victories in PGA play and must be at least 45 years old. Joining Woods is a list of nine other candidates.

Clearly, age was the factor that kept Woods out of the running this long, as he will turn 45 in December of 2021. Previously, the Hall of Fame required eligible candidates to be at least 50 years old, but made a modification to the rules in January of 2020.

In terms of career accolades, Woods is a shoo-in. With 82 PGA Tour victories, a figure that he just achieved with a win in the Zozo Championship, he is tied for the most PGA Tour wins all-time with Sam Snead. Coming off of that win, in addition to a stunning Masters victory, Woods seems destined to break that record and stand alone at the top of the leader boards.

Among his other records are his 2000 scoring average of 68.17, the lowest in PGA Tour history for a single year, as well as his streak of 142 consecutive events without missing the cut. He also has two of the top-four longest streaks of consecutive PGA Tour wins.

Woods was nominated as a finalist by the Hall of Fame's nominating committee, comprised of up to 26 members who submit finalists for consideration. These finalists then move on to the selection committee, made up of up to 20 members who currently include Hall of Famers Annika Sorenstam and Nick Price, among others.

There has not yet been any information regarding the date or location of the 2021 class induction ceremony.

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