Golf Hall of Fame, changes the prerequisite age from 40 to 50

The U.S. Golf Hall of Fame has announced that it has changed the prerequisite age from 40 to 50. The reason for the 10 year increase in minimum age is the increase in active players already admitted in the Hall of Fame. For instance, Phil Mickelson, an active member of the Hall of Fame, is still actively showing great performance as he has won 2nd place in the AT&T National Pro-am last February. However, the age limit does not apply to those who have been retired for at least 5 years. The LPGA tour, in which Korean players are abundant, there are both Golf Hall of Fame and LPGA Tour Hall of Fame. The two have different prerequisites. In-bee Park, has met the prerequisite points for LPGA Hall of Fame last year. She only needs to play 10 games to meet the 10 year requirement. However, in order to enter the Golf Hall of Fame, she has to be over 50 years old or have been retired for at least 5 years. Among Korean players, Seri Park has entered both the Golf Hall of Fame and LPGA Tour Hall of Fame in 2007 when she was 30 years old. However, after her admission, there were public opinion that admitting young players in the Hall of Fame was defeats the purpose. As a result, the age limit was increased which makes Seri Park’s possibility of being the youngest member ever to be admitted in the Hall of Fame more likely.