Norman loses out again

The Shark misses out on the World Golf Hall of Fame

Wed, 8 Mar 2000

Greg Norman, probably the unluckiest golfer ever to play on a Sunday during a Major Championship, missed out by a whisker in being elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Norman was named on 70.1 percent of the 217 ballots returned 4.9% short of the mark. And Payne Stewart, who tragically died in a plane crash last year, was named on 64.3% of the ballots, with Gentle Ben Crenshaw, taking 50.9%.

For membership, a player has to appear on 75 percent of the ballots returned. A total of 40 players were listed as nominees for the Class of 2000 and electors were allowed to vote for as many as eight. But surprisingly, twenty voters did not return a ballot.

Norman has 18 victories on the PGA Tour and another 56 in international play, including two majors, The Open in 1986 and 1993.

Stewart, who died in a plane crash October 25, won a pair of U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship among his 11 career titles. And Crenshaw is a two-time Masters champion who captained America's victorious Ryder Cup team last year.



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