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GolfWRX members debate: What should the World Golf Hall of Fame criteria be?

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There have been a couple of controversial inclusions on the World Golf Hall of Fame. This isn’t to rehash, say, Fred Couples earning a spot, but rather, take a look at entry criteria.

More specifically, GolfWRX member playar32 writes

“I know the actual criteria is 15 tour wins, or 2 majors/Players championship. But what’s YOUR minimum?…For example, if a player won a “B” tournament every year (the one opposite a WGC event), every year in a row for 15 years, but missed the cut in every other event, would you still considered them HOF?”

It’s an interesting point. Specifically, the World Golf Hall of Fame criteria for an active male golfer is as follows.

“A player must have a cumulative total of 15 or more official victories on any of the original members of the International Federation of PGA Tours (PGA TOUR, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and PGA of Australasia) OR at least two victories among the following events: The Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.”

Further, a player must be at least 50 or five years removed from competition.

Here are some other WRX members’ takes.

Bladehunter says

“15 tour wins and 2 majors for me. Otherwise almost every 1 major winner out there is in.”

McCann1 says

“If we won’t remember your name without the HOF in 50 years I think you shouldn’t be in.”

Fowlerscousin says

“If any of these three criteria are met: 3 or more majors. Minimum 5 Ryder cup appearances. 15 tour victories.”

Hawkeye77 says

“Whatever the criteria are, don’t ever think about it unless someone whose speech I want to hear gets in.’

Golfer929 has more stringent standards

“20 Wins. 3 Majors. 2 Ryder Cup/President Cup appearances. 100 total weeks inside Top 50 OWGR.”

Golfgirlrobin says

“I’d like to see them go to some sort of point system like the LPGA uses. Factor in everything that’s important and let the chips fall where they may.”

You’ll want to check out the rest of what GolfWRX members have to say in the thread.

There are a ton off questions to consider when thinking about which current/recent players should make the HoF.

A few…

1. Should the standards be on par with other sports? If so, what does that look like?
2. If the WGHOF should be more/less stringent, why?
3. How important are major victories? Why two and not three?
4. Why 15 wins and not 10? Or 20?

All important questions, and ones which the golf fans of the world should be able to weigh in on, rather than merely a selection committee of 16 people.

Let us know what you think, GolfWRX members!

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  1. Mike C

    May 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    What do you guys think about David Duval getting into the HOF? 13 wins, 1 major, 1 players, world #1 during Tigers prime, shot perhaps the best of the 59’s prior to the distance evolution with a wound ball and an eagle on the last hole to win. He was a bright star that burned out too quickly but I can’t think of anyone who made the game look easier than DD. I vote yes.

    • Mike

      May 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

      great player but for too short a time for me to consider as HOF material

  2. Jamie

    May 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Under current rules, Tom Weiskopf and Fred Couples are not eligible. Something’s not right about this.

    • Jamie

      May 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      PS. I thought the rule is Wins AND Majors, not OR. Maybe I’m wrong.

      • Edward Brumby

        May 21, 2018 at 6:34 am

        Couples has 17 wins (15 PGA, two distinct European), a major, and two Players. So even if combined he easily gets in.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.21.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Throwback to Bettinardi’s BB2 with a special Welded Knurl Swan Neck.

Great looking custom work from MannKrafted.

What do you think of Olson’s “Giraffe?”, WRXers?

Dropping in the Hive this Thursday!

Custom EvnRoll ER2 by The Golf Garage.

Andy Kerestesy showcasing Stonewall Golf Club.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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How much each player won at the 2019 CJ Cup

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Justin Thomas notched his 11th victory on the PGA Tour with a brilliant performance at the CJ Cup, and it earned the 26-year-old a $1,755,000 payday. Runner-up, Danny Lee, impressed in the no-cut event and his efforts gave him a check for $1,053,000.

With a total prize purse of  $9.75 million, here’s a look at what each player earned at the CJ Cup.

1: Justin Thomas, -20, $1,755,000

2: Danny Lee, -19, $1,053,000

T-3: Hideki Matsuyama, -15, $507,000

T-3: Gary Woodland, -15, $507,000

T-3: Cameron Smith, -15, $507,000

T-6: Tyrrell Hatton, -13, $338,812.50

T-6: Byeong Hun An, -13, $338,812.50

T-8: Ryan Moore, -12, $273,000

T-8: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, -12, $273,000

T-8: Wyndham Clark, -12, $273,000

T-8: Jordan Spieth, -12, $273,000

T-12: Corey Conners, -11, $197,047.50

T-12: Ryan Palmer, -11, $197,047.50

T-12: Joaquin Niemann, -11, $197,047.50

T-12: Kevin Streelman, -11, $197,047.50

T-16: K.J. Choi, -10, $148,785

T-16: Jhonattan Vegas, -10, $148,785

T-16: Graeme McDowell, -10, $148,785

T-16: Ian Poulter, -10, $148,785

T-20: Andrew Putnam, -9, $103,285

T-20: Matt Jones, -9, $103,285

T-20: Nate Lashley, -9, $103,285

T-20: Kevin Na, -9, $103,285

T-20: Charles Howell III, -9: $103,285

T-20: Tommy Fleetwood, -9, $103,285

T-26: Sung Kang, -8, $69,810

T-26: Si Woo Kim, -8, $69,810

T-26: Harold Varner III, -8, $69,810

T-26: Rafa Cabrera Bello, -8, $69,810

T-26: Emiliano Grillo, -8, $69,810

T-31: Viktor Hovland, -7, $55,477.50

T-31: Phil Mickelson, -7, $55,477.50

T-31: Pat Perez,-7, $55,477.50

T-31: Jason Day, -7, $55,477.50

T-31: Rory Sabbatini, -7, $55,477.50

T-36: Charley Hoffman, -6, $45,597.50

T-36: Jung-gon Hwang, -6, $45,597.50

T-36: Collin Morikawa, -6, $45,597.50

T-39: Soomin Lee, -5, $38,610

T-39: Lucas Glover, -5, $38,610

T-39: Sungjae Im, -5, $38,610

T-39: Kyoung-Hoon Lee, -5, $38,610

T-43: Marc Leishman, 4, $31,785

T-43: Dylan Frittelli, -4, $31,785

T-43: Joel Dahmen, -4, $31,785

T-46: Adam Schenk, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Hyungjoon Lee, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Kevin Tway, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Branden Grace, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Keith Mitchell, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Chase Koepka, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Adam Long, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Chez Reavie, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Danny Willett, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Kyongjun Moon, -3, $22,717.50

56: C.T. Pan, -2, $19,890

T-57: Luke List, -1, $19,500

T-57: Troy Merritt, -1, $19,500

T-57: Abraham Ancer, -1, $19,500

T-60: Sergio Garcia, E, $18,915

T-60: Sanghyun Park, E, $18,915

T-60: Vaughn Taylor, E, $18,915

63: Chesson Hadley, +1, $18,525

64: Billy Horschel, +2, $18,330

T-65: Jazz Janewattananond, +3, $18,037.50

T-65: Max Homa, +3, $18,037.50

T-67: Jeongwoo Ham, +5, $17,647.50

T-67: Wonjoon Lee, +5, $17,647.50

T-69: Michael Kim, +6, $17,257.50

T-69: Whee Kim, +6, $17,257.50

T-69: Yongjun Bae, +6, amateur

T-72: Brian Stuard, +8, $16,867.50

T-72: Yi Keun Chang, +8, $16,867.50

74: Matthew Wolff, +11, $16,575

75: Scott Piercy, +13, $16,380

76: Tae Hee Lee, +19, $16,185

 

 

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The Challenge: Japan Skins – All the details that you need to know

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Just three days remain before Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day take part in “The Challenge: Japan Skins”, and here are all the essential details that you need to know before the event takes place.

What is the Skins format?

  • The lowest score for each hole wins that hole and the money that hole is worth.
  • In the result of a tied hole, the “skin” carries over to the next hole and continues to do so until won by one of the four players.
  • In the result of a tied 18th hole, a playoff will take place to see who wins the final skin.
  • The value of the 18th hole will not multiply if a playoff takes place.

The value of each skin.

  • Holes 1-6: $10,000 per skin
  • Holes 7-12: $15,000 per skin
  • Holes 13-17: $20,000 per skin
  • Hole 18: $100,000 super skin

What we know about the extra challenges.

  • Money won from the extra challenges will go towards the event’s charity partners.
  • Extra challenge details are not yet known, but expect something similar to the side action we saw in “The Match Woods-Mickelson.”

How can you watch?

  • Event takes place October 21st, 1 PM local time in Japan, 12 AM ET in the U.S.
  • U.S. viewers can watch the simulcast live on Golf Channel beginning at 11 p.m. ET.
  • Viewers outside the U.S. can tune into the event on Discovery’s GOLFTV.
  • Those in the UK & Ireland will need to pay a small subscription fee for Discovery’s GOLFTV.

Who is the betting favorite?

  • Rory McIlroy is a warm favorite for the event at +200.

Full odds courtesy of BetOnline:

  • Rory McIlroy +200
  • Hideki Matsuyama +250
  • Jason Day +300
  • Tiger Woods +325
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