Tiger Woods will be inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 2021

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Tiger Woods won his 15th Major – and the first in 11 years – at the Masters in Augusta in 1945

Tiger Woods is included in the World Golf Hall of Fame in his class of 2021.

Woods has 15 majors won – second only to Jack Nicklaus' # 18 – and a combined record 82 times on the PGA Tour.

The 44-year-old is eligible for the Hall of Fame in December after the age of participation was lowered from 50 to 45.

"Tiger has done more for the game than anyone ever did before possible, "said PGA Tour Commissioner and World Golf Foundation board member Jay Monahan.

Woods is currently out of action with a back injury but he has enjoyed a special 12 months.

He won the Masters in Augusta last April for his 15th major, but only since he won the US Open in 2008. His win at the ZOZO Championship in Japan saw him tie with Sam Snead on 82 PGA Tour wins and he was a successful player-captain in defeat of the US ed international team in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in December.

"The past year has been such an incredible journey and the support I have received from my family, friends and fans has been overwhelming," he said. Forests. "This achievement is the ultimate recognition to never give up and keep on hunting."

Woods misses this week's Players' Championship in Sawgrass, but hopes to be able to defend his Masters title next month.

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