St. Augustine, Fla., (June 25, 2012) – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum released the 2013 Ballots today. New to the PGA TOUR Ballot are David Duval and Steve Stricker, and Padraig Harrington has been added to the International Ballot.
The Ballots have been delivered to their respective voting bodies, comprised of Hall of Fame members, golf journalists, historians and dignitaries from around the globe. The voting window closes on July 27 and an announcement for the Class of 2013 will be made later this year.
The World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for May 6, 2013, once again on Monday of THE PLAYERS Championship week.
"The 2012 Induction Ceremony took the Hall of Fame to new heights and we are already looking forward to 2013," said Hall of Fame Chief Operating Officer Jack Peter. "We are excited to begin that process by distributing the Class of 2013 Ballots. Like golf fans around the world, we are eager to see the decisions of our voting body and welcome the next class of golf luminaries into the Hall of Fame."
Duval's career is highlighted by his 2001 Open Championship win and his victory at THE PLAYERS Championship in 1999. He has 11 additional PGA TOUR wins and one international victory at the 2001 Dunlop Phoenix in Japan. He became eligible for the PGA TOUR Ballot after his 10th year on TOUR in 2003, and met the final qualification for that ballot when he turned 40 last year. He has also competed for the United States on two Ryder Cup teams and three Presidents Cup teams during his career.
Stricker has won 12 times on the PGA TOUR and became eligible for the PGA TOUR Ballot after capturing his 10th career victory last year at the Memorial Tournament. He went on to win again at the 2011 John Deere Classic, and picked up another victory in 2012 when he opened the season with a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. To date, he has played for the United States in two Ryder Cups and four Presidents Cup competitions.
Harrington put together one of golf's great seasons in 2008, when he captured both the Open Championship and the PGA Championship, putting him past the threshold of 50 career points needed for eligibility on the International Ballot. His first major championship came at the 2007 Open Championship played at Carnoustie Golf Links, where he defeated Sergio Garcia in a playoff. He met the final criteria to become eligible for the International Ballot when he turned 40 in 2011. He has helped Europe to four victories in the six Ryder Cups he has participated in to date.
The Ballot results will be released later this year, along with the selections for the Lifetime Achievement and Veterans categories.
For more information about the World Golf Hall of Fame, the Balloting process and criteria, previous results and the 2013 Induction Ceremony, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org. The 2013 PGA TOUR and International Ballots are below.
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Davis Love III
Harold "Jug" McSpaden
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Norman von Nida