There will be no World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2014, organizers announced Monday.
Why? Because they are looking into retooling the qualifying and voting processes.
“In fairness to that process, the Board of Directors and the Hall of Fame have agreed to forego the 2014 Induction Ceremony,” the World Golf Hall of Fame said in a statement.
The 2015 induction will go on as planned during the Monday of The Players Championship Week, on May 4, 2015. Before then, the World Golf Hall of Fame will announce any changes to the qualifying and voting processes sometime in early 2014, giving ample time for those who cast Hall of Fame ballots to acclimate to the new process and any new criteria to qualify.
Under current criteria, a PGA Tour player must be 40 years old, have been a PGA Tour member for 10 years and carry 10 PGA Tour wins or 2 majors and/or The Players titles. Using that rubric, Tiger Woods would not be eligible for induction until the 2016 ceremony.