Allenby was awarded the Ben Hogan Award, which is given annually to a player who has continued to play golf despite a physical handicap or illness. Allenby won twice on the the 2000 PGA Tour, coming back in great style from a serious car accident which had hampered his play in 1996.
Solheim, a now-legendary pioneer in golfing technology, was awarded the William D. Richardson Award for contributions to golf. Founding the Karsten Manufacturing Corp. and Ping Golf early in his career, Solheim was the first to develop perimeter-weighting in clubs, a design that has become a standard in today's golf industry.
Unfortunately, Solheim passed away earlier this year, in February, due to Parkinson's disease.