The Hall, located since 1998 in St. Augustine, Fla., has been a financial flop and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says, ‘looking at all our options.’
The World Golf Hall of Fame? “You’ve gotta go!” legendary golfer Gary Player implores us in the television commercial spots.
Prepare the irony. After next year, it might be the World Golf Hall of Fame that has to go.
There have been many signs the Hall of Fame was aging poorly at its home in St. Augustine, Fla., where it was founded in 1998. Its administrators have long ago vacated their on-site offices at the Hall. The outdoor putting course is gone, along with the try-to-hit-the-replica-island-green contest in the courtyard.
Perhaps the most telling was PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan’s ringing non-endorsement of the Hall this week when he discussed the topic with media before the Players Championship, comments that were overshadowed and overlooked by most of the media due to all the hoopla about Tiger Woods being inducted.