Tiger Woods’ daughter to introduce him at World Golf Hall of Fame induction
After a stretch of memorable, golfy appearances alongside his son, Charlie, Tiger Woods is set to appear in the limelight alongside his daughter, Sam, Wednesday night: up on stage at the World Golf Hall of Fame induction.
Sam Woods, 14, will unquestionably become the youngest speaker in WGHOF history when she introduces her 15-major winning father Wednesday evening in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Tiger is among the four figures being inducted into the Hall of Fame, joined by former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, 74, and women’s golf legends Susie Maxwell Berning, 80, and the late Marion Hollins. Maxwell Berning will be introduced by Judy Rankin, while Finchem will be introduced by Davis Love III. Both Rankin and Love III are fellow HOF members.
Woods and Maxwell Berning will be inducted as competitors while Finchem and Hollins will be inducted as contributors.
Woods, 46, is entering the Hall earlier than some expected, especially considering he intends to play golf on the PGA Tour moving forward. In 2016, the age minimum for qualification into the Hall of Fame was raised to 50, but later revised down to 45 just a few years later.
Beyond the qualification process of age and accomplishments, two committees must approve competitors and contributors into the hall. The final, 16-person committee must vote with 75% approval for a figure to be inducted.
This year’s Hall of Fame class will be the first in three years, now that the ceremony takes place every other year. The 2021 class was pushed back to 2022 due to pandemic concerns. It will also be the first to debut the new World Golf Hall of Fame trophy, with all members’ names inscribed on it.
The ceremony will air live Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.