Tiger Woods, no matter how many more tournaments he wins, won’t be in the World Golf Hall of Fame for another decade.
Woods, 40, and others, for that matter, will have to wait.
The World Golf Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that it’s raising the minimum age requirement for admittance from 40 to 50. According to the release, candidates must be 50 when the calendar year starts to be selected that year. There is an exception, however, if the player is at least five years removed from being an active participant on Tour.
“As players continue to elevate their fitness levels and continue to play at a high level for a longer period of time, moving the age requirement to 50 ensures that we are able to celebrate their careers at the proper time,” said Jack Peter, the president of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.
The World Golf Hall of Fame also announced that Jack Nicklaus will join the Selection Commission, which will pick the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 on May 8, 2017, the week of The Players Championship.