Yesterday it was announced that Mark O’Meara and Laura Davies will become a member of the Golf hall of fame in the class of 2015.
O’Meara deserved to get inducted into the hall of fame much earlier. He has won 16 PGA Tours, a US Amateur Title and three European Tours.
He said that getting inducted into the hall of fame means the world to him. He knew that it was only a matter of time but now it feels like a dream come true to him. He considers that no other accolade in his career is as valuable as this.
Laura Davies won a total of 84 international titles. In 1994, she was the winner of four majors. Two years later she won the LPGA Championship and du Maurier Classic, she also won US Women’s Open in 1987. No other player won as much money as Davis did in the year 1994. She won the title of “Player of the Year” in 1996.
Davies thinks that getting inducted into hall of fame is the crowning point of one’s career. For someone who had a career that is both long and filled with accomplishments, nothing could be more honorable and satisfying than getting inducted into the hall of fame.
Getting inducted into the LPGA Hall of fame was a goal Davies was trying to achieve for quite some time.
To get inducted into the LPGA hall of Fame a player has to earn 27 points. LPGA follows this rule strictly.
Davies earned herself 25 points in 2001 but she couldn’t advance further because she was busy playing worldwide. Even after fulfilling the eligibility criteria, she didn’t let her name appear on the international ballot.
Some changes were introduced In the process of induction to the Hall of Fame earlier this year. According to the latest changes, there is a sixteen person committee for selection, in order to win a player has to get the approval of at least 12 members, there’s also a subcommittee for vetting candidates and nominating finalists. Also according to the latest rules, the ceremony of induction to the hall of fame will take place once in every two years.