Mickelson enters World Golf Hall

Editor’s note: This story was published by The St. Augustine Record on May 8, 2012.

Creativity is the common bond linking the five newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame – on the golf course, behind a microphone and pounding the keys of a battered manual typewriter.

And, as master of ceremonies and NBC golf anchor Dan Hicks noted, healthy doses of “their commitment and passion and talent.”

Skill and daring on the golf course and the way their stories and countless other stories were told was celebrated May 7, 20in the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, in front of a sold-out audience at the St. Johns County Convention Center.

Phil Michelson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on May 7, 2012, at the World Golf Village.

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Phil Mickelson, Sandy Lyle and Hollis Stacy, winners of a combined 10 major championships, sportswriter Dan Jenkins and veteran BBC broadcaster Peter Alliss – who was a good enough player to make eight Ryder Cup teams – swelled the Hall membership to 141 members, and 70 in the modern era of the Hall of Fame and Museum.

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