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World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Nominees

Finalists for the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Every professional golfer dreams of being inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame after an illustrious career on the course. Although only a few achieve this fete, it’s possible to qualify for this coveted list by either remarkable on-course accomplishments or contributing significantly to the sport as an administrator, instructor, amateur, or other relevant position.

Eligible candidates are aged 45 years or above during the year of induction. Competitors must have won at least 15 times in recognized tours or scooped two or more major trophies. Finalists for each year get picked by a Nominating Committee drawn from World Golf Foundation Board organizations, the media, and select Hall of Fame members.

A 20-member Selection Committee will review the merits and qualifications of each Class of 2024 finalist. They will then settle on a final list to be honored on Monday, June 10, 2024, in the 2024 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina. 

Class of 2024 World Golf Hall of Fame Finalists

Padraig Harrington (Male Competitor)

Irish golfer Padraig Harrington is among the lucky finalists for the 2024 induction class. The star boasts 21 professional victories, 15 of them on the European Tour. Harrington also has three major wins: The Open Championship (2007 & 2008) and the 2008 PGA Championship.

Tom Weiskopf (Male Competitor)

The late U.S. golf sensation Tom Weiskopf deserves a spot on this list after winning 18 times on tour (16 on the PGA TOUR). Weiskopf left his mark on major tournaments by scooping the 1973 Open Championship and was also part of the U.S. team in the 1973 and 1975 Ryder Cups.

Johnny Farrell (Male Competitor)

22-time PGA TOUR winner Johnny Farrell may finally get his name inducted into the WGHOF if the selection committee approves him for the Class of 2024. The late U.S. star lifted the U.S. Open trophy in 1928 and participated in 1927, 1929, and 1931 Ryder Cups.

Jim Furyk (Male Competitor)

Jim Furyk’s diligent efforts on the course have borne fruit, as he is among the 12 finalists for the WGHOF Class of 2024. The star’s career highlights include winning 17 times on the PGA TOUR, lifting the 2003 U.S. Open trophy, and being the 2010 FedExCup Champion.

Dottie Pepper (Female Competitor)

U.S. female golf star Dottie Pepper is one of the lucky finalists, with 17 professional wins. Pepper won two majors in the 1992 & 1999 Kraft Nabisco Championship and participated in the Solheim Cup seven times between 1990 and 2013.

Sandra Palmer (Female Competitor)

1975 LPGA Player of the Year Sandra Palmer accomplished much on the course, notably recording 21 official victories and winning two majors: the 1972 Titleholders Championship and the 1975 US Women’s Open.