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Singh controversial hall of fame induction

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2005
Categories: Golf MediaPGA Tour

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Vijay Singh was inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame today but not without controversy.

In order to be inducted a player must receive 65 percent of the vote, at least until a couple of years ago. A new stipulation added that if no player receives the 65 percent needed, the players with the most votes on at least 50 percent of the ballots would be inducted.

Singh was inducted on 56 percent of the vote. Larry Nelson finished second in the voting with 55 percent.

I’ve heard from many people that don’t like Vijay. One who just came back from the Masters. I’ve not met the man so I have no room to make an educated judgment. Despite is personality (or lack thereof), I do however know that he has hall of fame game.

Do you think VJ deserved to be inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame?

One response to “Singh controversial hall of fame induction”

  1. Steve says:

    I certainly believe VJ has the game to be inducted into the
    Hall of Fame someday, but I think his induction came way too
    soon. Being from Cooperstown originally, I am used to seeing
    players’ induction ceremonies take place long after their
    career is over. I understand VJ is talented enough and is
    certainly a star right now, but I think they should’ve waited
    until he was about finished with the PGA tour before they
    bring him in. That way his induction is a lot more meaningful.
    I don’t know a lot about the Golf Hall of Fame, but it just
    seems like they’re in some big rush to fill up the Hall of Fame
    roster. Just like the Baseball Hall of Fame, you don’t have
    to admit somebody each year just because it’s a new year. Take
    your time and let’s make sure those admitted are more than
    qualified.

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