Ian Woosnam finally in Hall of Fame

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• Ian Woosnam finally inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame
• The 58-year-old questioned why he wasn't in back in April
• US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is also an inductee

IAN WOOSNAM | WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME

Ian Woosnam has been inducted into World Golf’s Hall of Fame and the reaction from his peers was: “Not before time.”


The 58-year-old Welshman is among five ‘Class of 2017’ inductees, which also includes victorious 2016 US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, retired LPGA Tour players Lorena Ochoa and Meg Mallon and legendary writer and commentator Henry Longhurst, who died in 1978.
"I can't really understand why I'm not in there" - Ian Woosnam back in April

Most people, including Woosnam himself, saw his induction as long overdue given his triumph at the 1991 Masters, spending 50 weeks at world No.1 in 1991 and 1992, 29 European Tour wins and captaining Europe to Ryder Cup glory at The K Club in 2006.

Read more -> The 2016 Masters was Ian Woosnam's last

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"I can't really understand why I'm not in there when there are other players in there who have not got the pedigree that I've got," Woosnam told BBC Sport ahead of this year’s Masters.

But upon the announcement, he took to Twitter to share his delight at finally joining the Hall of Fame.




Golfers were quick to congratulate the Welshman on the achievement, but took a pop at why it had taken so long.














Ian Woosnam inducted into Hall of Fame


What do you make of this year’s World Golf Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2017’? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

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