Tiger Woods Finally Enters Golf Hall of Fame

Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, in recognition of what has been a fantastic career in the sport. The American joins the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player in the outstanding list.

Woods entered the Hall of Fame at the biannual event this year along with the former Commissioner of the PGA Tour, Tim Finchem. Marion Hollins and Susie Maxwell Berning were also added for their achievements in the women’s game.

With 82 PGA Tour wins, Woods holds the joint record for the most successes in the tour’s history. He has also been the world number one in the sport for a total of 683 weeks, another record held by the player many feel is the greatest of all time.

Woods has yet to confirm if he will take part in the US Masters at Augusta in 2022. He has US Masters odds of +4000. A victory at Augusta would be his sixth in the tournament. It would also help him to close the gap on Nicklaus’ record of 18 Major Championship wins.

The 46-year-old continues to recover from a car crash in early 2021. He has not retired from the sport, however, he is unlikely to play full time again on the PGA Tour. His appearances could now be limited to the big events across the golf calendar.

The former world number one has shared social media videos of himself hitting golf balls, which suggests a return to a PGA Tour event may not be far away. He last played a competitive event at the 2020 US Masters which took place in its rescheduled slot of November.

Comeback Success at Augusta Ranks as One of Golf’s Finest Moments

Although there have been several high moments in the career of Woods, his victory at the US Masters in 2019 has been labeled as one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history. His success came 11 years after his previous major win at the 2008 US Open.

At the age of 43, Woods was able to find his best golf again at Augusta. He hit the front of the leaderboard on the final round in Georgia, and he was able to hold his nerve to score by one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele.

The crowd at Augusta erupted when Woods holed his final putt on the 18th hole on the Sunday. It was a victory which put him one US Masters wins away from Nicklaus, who has the record with six titles.

Many did not believe they would see Woods win a major again, as he had suffered from a number of career-threatening injuries to his knee and back. The American reminded the world how talented he is and it also provided inspiration for the older players on the tour.

Entry into golf’s Hall of Fame was inevitable for Woods. The chance to do so now allows him the opportunity to reflect back on an amazing career with his family and enjoy a proud moment with them.