2017 BIO

CATEGORY:  PROFESSIONAL PLAYER

 

Election to this category shall be limited to no more than one (1) person per year. 

The candidate must have competed and been active as a member of the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, the LPGA Tour or the European Tour.

The candidate must have competed on said tour, or tours for a minimum of 10 years during which time the candidate should have won a minimum of four regular PGA TOUR or LPGA Tour events, or one major championship, plus two regular tour events as defined by the PGA TOUR or LPGA Tour.

 Candidates who garner victories on the PGA TOUR Champions will be assigned point values at 50% of victories on the PGA TOUR. For example, a candidate with three regular PGA TOUR victories and two PGA TOUR Champions victories, or three regular PGA TOUR victories and one major championship as defined by the PGA TOUR Champions would indeed be eligible for consideration.

Candidates who garner victories on the European Tour will be assigned point values at 25% of victories on the PGA TOUR. For example, a candidate with three regular PGA TOUR victories and four European Tour victories would indeed be eligible for consideration.

The candidate’s playing experience which may include any other honors such as playing experience which may include any other honors such as Rookie Player of the year, the Vardon Trophy or team competition.    

An amateur can be nominated for this category even if the amateur was previously a professional based on the amateur’s professional record.