15-time Major winner Tiger Woods has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame for the Class of 2021, the PGA Tour announced on Wednesday.
In 2001 Woods became the first player since Bobby Jones to be the holder of all four Majors at the same time.
In 2019 he completed a remarkable comeback from a back injury to win the Masters at Augusta National, sparking a revival in what people thought was a buried career.
It led to Woods receiving the call from PGA TOUR commissioner and World Golf Foundation board chairman Jay Monahan to inform him of their decision.
Woods is also the first player of the 2021 class.
‘The World Golf Hall of Fame is honored to recognize the incredible career of Tiger Woods. His impact on the game of golf and everyone associated with it will have a lasting effect on generations to come,’ said Greg McLaughlin, CEO of the World Golf Foundation.
In response, Woods said he is overwhelmed with the induction after what has been an amazing year for him.
‘I am both honored and humbled to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. This past year has been such an incredible journey and the support I’ve received from my family, friends and fans has been overwhelming. This achievement is the ultimate recognition to never give up and keep chasing,’ said Woods.