Date: November 04, 2009
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2009 inductees join World Golf Hall of Fame

The following individuals were formally inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame during the 2009 Induction Ceremony in St. Augustine, Florida on Monday, November. 2. The late US President Dwight D. Eisenhower was selected for induction through the Lifetime Achievement Category. During and subsequent to his years in the White House, Eisenhower was the figurative face of golf and was a significant contributor to the game&aposs tremendous growth. He will be the first President inducted into the Hall of Fame. President Eisenhower&aposs Hall of Fame bio. Two-time Masters Champion Jos Mar a Olaz bal was announced as a third inductee to the 2009 Class at the BMW PGA Championship in Surrey, England on May 20. Olaz bal was elected through the International Ballot.Jos Mar a Olaz bal&aposs Hall of Fame bio Christy O&aposConnor, whose tremendous popularity and status in the game earned him his legendary nickname,”Himself,” has been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Veterans Category as announced May 13 at Royal Dublin Golf Club. Christy O&aposConnor&aposs Hall of Fame bio Lanny Wadkins, a 21-time PGA TOUR winner, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame through the PGA TOUR Ballot and will become a Hall of Fame member as part of the Class of 2009. The announcement was made April 23 at Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.Lanny Wadkins&apos Hall of Fame bio Text courtesy: World Golf Hall of Fame at www.wgv.com