Daily Dispatch

Major stars picked for Hall of Fame


MAJOR winners Davis Love, Ian Woosnam, Lorena Ochoa and Meg Mallon and journalist Henry Longhurst have been named 2017 inductees to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

The selection committee for the St Augustine, Florida, attraction announced the honour group on Tuesday from among 16 finalists, with enshrineme­nt ceremonies set for September 26, 2017, in New York ahead of the area hosting the Presidents Cup.

Each new member of the Hall of Fame received 75% support from the 16- member selection group, whose members include Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam.

Love won 21 US PGA Tour titles, including the 1997 PGA Championsh­ip.

Welshman Woosnam topped the world rankings for 50 weeks in 1991 and 1992.

Mallon won titles.

Ochoa events.

Longhurst, a long-time British newspaper columnist, was a pioneering British television golf commentato­r. He died in 1978 at age 69. — AFP won 18 LPGA 27 LPGA

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