• 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 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.
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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.
I'm so honoured to be part of the world golf hall of fame joining so my great champions— Ian Woosnam (@IWoosnam) October 18, 2016
Golfers were quick to congratulate the Welshman on the achievement, but took a pop at why it had taken so long.
See Woosie is being inducted into golf hall of fame!!!— Thomas Bjørn (@thomasbjorngolf) October 18, 2016
What took you so long?
Congrats to everyone in this years class!
Shame it has taken so long but undeniably deserved, congratulations!! https://t.co/e4MWvSdQ5U— Marc Warren (@MarcWarrenGolf) October 18, 2016
Ian Woosnam inducted into Hall of Fame
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