Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wadkins gets deserved Hall of Fame spot

It's about time.

Lanny Wadkins, one of the best players of his generation, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, it was announced today.

Wadkins won 21 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1977 PGA Championship and the 1979 Players Championships.

Beyond that, Wadkins played a significant role in the emergence of the Ryder Cup into a major championship-level event. Wadkins played with an emotional fire that was never far from the surface.

At his best, Wadkins was fearless on the course and could be a spectacular iron player. He came across as cocky in many eyes but he was a special talent who deserves the honor he's now receiving.

Before turning pro, Wadkins was a two-time All-American at Wake Forest. He also won the 1970 U.S. Amateur championship.


Anonymous said...

I think Wadkins is a stretch, and his broadcasting stint should have worked against him.