ORLANDO, FLA. (AP) - Four-time major winner Hollis Stacy has been selected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame CEO Jack Peter and LPGA Tour Commissioner Michael Whan announced the selection Thursday at the tour’s season-ending Titleholders event. Stacy, selected through the veterans category, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 7 at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.
“When Mike Whan called me and said that Jack Peter was on the other line, I thought, `Uh oh!’ I was speechless. I totally did not expect it,” Stacy said. “I’m just overwhelmed. I am humbled and so excited. It’s such a great honor to be in the same group with friends like JoAnne Carner, Nancy Lopez, Patty Sheehan, Betsy King and Mickey Wright.”
Stacy won 18 times in her 26-year LPGA Tour career. She won the U.S. Women’s Open in 1977, 1978 and 1984, and also won the 1983 Peter Jackson Classic _ later named the du Maurier Classic. She also won the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship from 1969-71.
“On behalf of the LPGA, I would like to congratulate Hollis Stacy on this well-deserved honor,” Whan said. “Hollis was always known as an extremely competitive player with an impeccable short game and one of the most creative golf minds of her time. More importantly, she will long be remembered as a truly nice person with a passion for golf and life. She is an ambassador for women’s golf and we could not be more proud of her.”
Stacy will join Phil Mickelson in the induction class. The Hall of Fame will round out the class by announcing the inductees from the international ballot and lifetime achievement categories.
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