Ian Woosnam set to enter Hall of Fame

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After years of being overlooked, former world No.1 Ian Woosnam is finally being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Ian Woosnam won the Masters in 1991

Oswestry-born Woosnam, 59, climbed to the top of the rankings in the week he won the Masters in 1991 and remained there for 50 weeks.

The Welshman represented Europe in eight consecutive Ryder Cups and captained the side to a record nine-point victory at the K Club in 2006, but had previously missed out on a place in the Hall of Fame.

After not even being included on the 16-strong shortlist in 2014, Woosnam made no secret of his disappointment, writing on Twitter: "After seeing the results of the World Golf Hall of Fame, I think it's time to say goodbye to golf and retire."

Speaking ahead of the induction ceremony in New York, Woosnam said: "I'm very excited and very emotional the closer we get.

"To be inducted into the Hall of Fame with the greatest players ever, it's a big thing."

Woosnam is joined in the Class of 2017 by Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa and the late Henry Longhurst.


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