Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and others in Hall of Fame crowd for Tiger Woods

A host of PGA Tour stars visited the World Golf Hall of Fame ceremony last night to watch Tiger Woods accept his induction.

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Thu, 10 Mar 2022
Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and others in Hall of Fame crowd for Tiger Woods

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas were among a number of PGA Tour stars to appear at Tiger Woods' induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Spieth and Thomas appeared at the ceremony which took place in Ponte Vedra Beach at the PGA Tour's Global Home headquarters.

Joining the popular American pair were fellow major champions Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley and recently appointed US Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson.

PGA Tour winners Tony Finau, Billy Horschel, Tom Hoge and Canadian Mackenzie Hughes were also in attendance. They would not regret their decision to attend.

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Woods came on to the stage after his daughter Sam gave an emotional speech about her father. The 46-year-old then gave his own speech about how his parents devoted their time to his golf career.

The 15-time major champion neglected to speak about the many achievements in his career. He instead spoke about how he faced discrimination when he was a budding golfer and his admirable work ethic.

"At the age of 14, we took out a second mortgage so I could go out and play the AJGA Tour. Mum stayed at home. Dad travelled. And I went out and played the AJGA Tour on our second mortgage," said Woods.

"So without the sacrifices of mum who took me to all those junior golf tournaments, and dad, who's not here, but who instilled in me this work ethic to fight for what I believe in, chase after my dreams, nothing's ever going to be given to you, everything's going to be earned.

"If you don't go out there and put in the work, you don't go out and put in the effort, one, you're not going to get the results.

"But two, and more importantly, you don't deserve it. You need to earn it. So that defined my upbringing. That defined my career."

Woods was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame alongside retired PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, three-time US Women's Open champion Susie Maxwell Berning and the late Marion Hollins.

Before the ceremony, Woods walked in with his son Charlie prior to putting his suit on. This allowed fans to see his right leg without a protective sleeve for the first time.



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