2011 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place
on Monday, May 9, 2011, at World Golf Village in St. Augustine,
Fla. That Monday marks the first day of THE PLAYERS Championship
week. In 2011 the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will induct
Tokushima, Japan born Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki, South
Africa native Ernie Els, Americans Doug Ford and former U.S.
President George H.W. Bush and Scotland's late Jock Hutchison.
Induction Ceremony continues to be an incredibly important event
for golf each year as we take the opportunity to recognize the
sports greatest achievers, said Tim Finchem, PGA
TOUR commissioner and World Golf Foundation board member. Moving
the Ceremony to the spring will heighten the events exposure
in a variety of ways and will add a new level of excitement to
THE PLAYERS for fans, media, sponsors and past and current players.
the annual Induction Ceremony in the heart of the golf season,
just before one of golfs most thrilling events, is a great
opportunity for the Hall of Fame, said its COO Jack Peter.
The spring date is sure to give fans around the world an
even better opportunity to witness the celebration.