NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Just two days before the playing of the 12th annual Presidents Cup at nearby Liberty National Golf Club, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum kicked off a historic week in New York with the enshrinement of its 2017 Induction Class today at Cipriani Wall Street.
More than 30 Hall of Fame Members, including icons Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam returned to support the new members: Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa Reyes, Ian Woosnam and the late Henry Longhurst.
"Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Davis, Lorena, Meg, Ian and the family of the late Henry Longhurst," said Jack Peter, President of the Hall of Fame. "Between Scotland and now New York, we are very pleased with the direction and the momentum the Hall of Fame continues to build. We are grateful for the opportunity to kick off Presidents Cup week and share the stories of these five worthy inductees with audiences all over the world."
The 90-minute ceremony, emceed by well-known television reporter Cara Robinson, was broadcasted live on the Golf Channel in the United States and seen in more than 25 countries.
The next Induction Ceremony will take place in 2019 in Pebble Beach, California the week of the men's U.S. Open Championship. The Class of 2019 will be announced in 2018.
For more information on the World Golf Hall of Fame or to view biographies of the 2017 Class, transcripts and photos from the ceremony, visit WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
About the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum preserves and honors the history of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great. The Hall of Fame & Museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., serves as a steward of the game through interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, artworks, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members.
The Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution and is allied with 26 national and international organizations, including The European Tour, LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA.
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