Stewart Norman Selected for Hall of Fame


Payne Stewart and Greg Norman were selected Wednesday as the newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Norman was named on 80.1 percent of the ballots returned, Stewart on 67.5 percent. Sixty-five percent is required for election. The 214-member voting body includes national golf media, PGA Tour Hall of Fame members and golf dignitaries.
Stewarts close friend, Paul Azinger, announced his induction before several thousand fans surrounding the 18th green at Muirfied Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
The Memorial Tournament honors Payne Stewart
Stewart, who was killed in a plane crash on Oct. 25, 1999, was this years honoree of the Memorial Tournament.
Stewart captured the 1991 and 1999 U.S. Opens and the 1989 PGA Championship. He won 11 times on the PGA Tour and seven times internationally.
Norman has 74 career world-wide victories, 18 of which have come on the PGA Tour. The 46-year-old Australian won the 1986 and 93 British Open championships.
Former USGA president Judy Bell, club manufacturer Karsten Solheim and Allan Robertson, regarded as the first golf professional in the games history, were also selected for induction.
Bernhard Langer and the LPGAs Donna Caponi were elected earlier in the year. The induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11.
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