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To Hall and Back
Gary Van Sickle
November 26, 2001
To make the LPGA Hall of Fame, players must have been on tour for 10 years and amassed 27 points: One point is awarded for a victory or for earning the Vare Trophy (low scoring average) or the player of the year award, two points for winning a major. PGA Tour players are voted into the Hall by a panel of fellow pros, Tour officials and reporters. If the PGA Tour used the LPGA's criteria, here's how a select group of men would stack up.
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November 26, 2001

To Hall And Back

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To make the LPGA Hall of Fame, players must have been on tour for 10 years and amassed 27 points: One point is awarded for a victory or for earning the Vare Trophy (low scoring average) or the player of the year award, two points for winning a major. PGA Tour players are voted into the Hall by a panel of fellow pros, Tour officials and reporters. If the PGA Tour used the LPGA's criteria, here's how a select group of men would stack up.

These Hall of Famers would be out

Greg Norman (24 POINTS)
Just as in real life, the Shark comes agonizingly close.

Hale Irwin (23)
His sleeve of U.S. Opens is impressive, but sorry, those 32 Senior victories don't count.

Julius Boros (22)
Won two U.S. Opens and a PGA but had only 18 wins overall. Payne Stewart (14) A trio of majors yet only eight other victories.

Chi Chi Rodriguez (8)
Eight wins and nary a major. Who let the dogs in?

These nonmembers would be in

Tiger Woods (42 POINTS)
At age 25 he has 29 wins (including six majors) plus three Vardons (low scoring average) and four POYs.

Leo the gel (32)
With 30 victories including a couple of PGAs, it's a mystery why he's not in.

Henry Picard (28)
His 26 wins include the '38 Masters and the '39 PGA.

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