The 43-year-old German received votes on 66.2% of ballots from the 228-person Voting Body ' 65% is required for election.
Aside from his two Masters victories in 1985 and 1993, Langer has won 63 tournaments worldwide in a professional career that began in 1972 at the age of 15. Of those 63 wins, 37 come on the European Tour. He also won the Order of Merit title in 1981 and 1984.
Langer holds the European Tour record for consecutive cuts made (68) and shares the record for consecutive years with a victory (17).
The Anhausen native has participated on nine European Ryder Cup teams and has represented Germany in 11 World Cups.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 12, 2001 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.
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