Trevino, Stewart headline PGA HOF inductees


Six-time major champion Lee Trevino headlines the latest group of inductees into the PGA of America Hall of Fame, a class that will also include the posthumous inductions of Payne Stewart, Charlie Sifford and Tommy Bolt.

Trevino, 75, won the PGA Championship in 1974 and 1984 in addition to a pair of U.S. Open and Open Championship titles. He won 29 times on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour, and earlier this year he succeeded Tom Watson as the pro emeritus at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

Stewart counted the 1989 PGA Championship among his three major titles. He passed away in a plane crash shortly after winning the 1999 U.S. Open. Bolt died in 2008, 50 years after winning his lone major title at the U.S. Open. Sifford was a pioneer in the integration of the professional game, and in 1961 he became the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour. He died in February at the age of 92.

"It is with great pride that the PGA of America welcomes this exceptional class into the PGA of America Hall of Fame, who by their achievements have made significant and lasting contributions to our Association and the game of golf," said PGA of America president Derek Sprague.

The Class of 2015 also includes Michael Doctor and Ray Cutright, who were named PGA Professional of the Year in 2013 and 2014, respectively, as well as former University of Texas coach George Hannon. 

The seven inductees will be honored Nov. 12 at the PGA of America's annual meeting.