Davies to receive top honours

Britain’s Laura Davies will enter the World Golf Hall of Fame next year after being chosen by the selection commission.

Two-time Major winner Mark O’Meara and Australian David Graham, another two-time Major winner, were also selected, while architect AW Tillinghast enters through the lifetime achievement category.

Davies won a record 45-times on the Ladies European Tour. She also claimed four LPGA Majors and is considered the most successful female British player of all time.

As the first non-American to top the LPGA Money List, she represented Europe a record 12 times in the Solheim Cup not missing a competition between 1990 and 2011.
“It is a wonderful honour,” Davies told Reuters.

“I am especially looking forward to the induction ceremony at St Andrews (Scotland) in 2015. It really will be a special event.”

O’Meara’s golden year was 1998 when he won the British Open and the Masters, making him the oldest player, at 41, to win two Majors in a year.

Graham won the 1979 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club and the 1981 US Open at Merion and is one of only four players to have won events on six continents.

Tillinghast, who died in 1942, was a prolific architect who designed more than 100 courses in the US and wrote a number of books on the game.