It’s been a good couple of weeks for Davis Love III. Hot on the heels of his captaining Team USA to its Ryder Cup victory, DLIII was just announced as one of the class of 2017 to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Joining him are three other players—Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa, and Ian Woosnam—and writer Henry Longhurst. The induction ceremony will be held on September 26, 2017, in New York City during the week of the Presidents Cup, which is being played at Liberty National Golf Club, located in New York harbor. Some career highlights of the new members, who will bring total membership in the Hall—which is located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida—to 155:
Davis Love III (U.S.). In four years on the PGA Tour, he has 22 victories including the 1997 PGA Championship, and the 1992 and 2003 Players Championship. Played on six Ryder Cup Teams (and captained two others) and six Presidents Cup teams.
Meg Mallon (U.S.). She has 18 LPGA Tour titles and four major championships (1991 LPGA Championship, 1991 and 2004 U.S. Women’s Open, 2000 du Maurier Classic), played on nine Solheim Cup teams, and was the U.S. captain in 2013. Named one of the LPGA’s top 50 players and teachers as part of the tour’s 50th anniversary in 1999.
Lorena Ochoa (Mexico). In nine years on the LPGA Tour she was four-time player of the year and captured 27 victories including two majors (2007 Women’s British Open, 2008 ANA Inspiration). From 2007-10, she was ranked number-one in the world for 158 consecutive weeks. She will be the first Mexican-born golfer in the Hall.
Ian Woosnam (UK). Winner of 52 professional events since 1976, including the 1991 Masters, he was number-one in the world for 50 weeks in 1991-92, played on eight consecutive Ryder Cup teams (1983-97), and twice won the European Tour’s Order of Merit. He also was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2006.
Henry Longhurst (UK). After captaining the golf club at Cambridge University in the 1930s, he was the weekly columnist for the London Sunday Times for 40 years and is generally considered the first TV golf “personality,” having provided commentary for the BBC from the 1950s until his death in 1978 with occasional stints on CBS and ABC in the U.S. He also wrote more than a dozen books.