Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ELS ELECTED TO HALL OF FAME

(AP) Ernie Els has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in the first year he was on the ballot.

Els, a three-time major champion from South Africa with 62 victories around the world, received 66 percent of the vote from a panel of journalists, golf officials and Hall of Fame members.

Doug Ford, whose 19 wins on the PGA Tour include the Masters and PGA Championship, and two-time major winner Jock Hutchison from Scotland were elected through the Veteran’s Category.

The Hall of Fame also will have a former U.S. president enshrined for the second straight time. Former president George H.W. Bush was selected in the Lifetime Achievement category.





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