Alliss’ locker in the WGHOF includes
mementos from both his playing and
selected presenters pre-recorded their
introductions, which were weaved
together with beautifully choreographed
PGA Tour Production featurettes that
could teach the Hollywood award
shows how to build suspense for an
otherwise drama-free event.
Still, golf’s ceremony is not
comparable to the annual celebration
seen with baseball’s and football’s
shrines to their legends. Making the
leap will take time and tweaks.
• The Hall of Fame brass has grown
tired of hearing that the minimum
age of 40 for male golfers is not
working. But it’s not working.
Mickelson was gracious but never
fully let loose his emotions because
he’s not ready to reflect on his career.
Tiger Woods, who will be eligible in
just under four years, agrees that 40
is too young.
“I think that maybe a later age
would be more appropriate,” Woods
said at the Players. “I don’t want to be
on that ballot at that age.”
Most watchers feel 50 would be the
perfect age minimum because for the
male golfers it serves as a nice launch
to the Champions Tour. Furthermore,
contrary to what players say about
improved fitness prolonging careers,
most will be largely defined by their