Now golfers can be in the Hall of Fame without actually being at the Hall of Fame.
According to jacksonville.com, PGA Tour commissioner (and World Golf Foundation board chairman) Tim Finchem has rescheduled and relocated next year’s World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 2017 event will be held at a yet-to-be-determined venue in New York on September 26, two days before the Presidents Cup kicks off at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
“The addition of the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony enhances what will already be an exciting Presidents Cup week,” Finchem said in a statement.
The ceremony had been held in St. Augustine, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, from 1998 to 2013, when officials decided to induct new members biennially instead of annually and rotate the site of the ceremony to venues close to major championship sites to encourage their members to attend.
The original plan was to return to St. Augustine every four years, but Finchem’s decision puts off a potential homecoming until at least 2021. The 2019 ceremony has already been scheduled for June 10 at Pebble Beach.