41-year-old Phil Mickelson, four-time golf major champion, was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Thursday after having earned 72 percent of the vote on the PGA Tour ballot.
Mickelson, who is currently in Singapore competing in the Singapore Open, will officially be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on May 7, 2012, just ahead of the kick-off of the Players Championship.
“My thanks go to those who voted me into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” said Mickelson in a statement through the PGA Tour. “It really is a tremendous honor to be mentioned alongside the greats of a game that’s centuries old. The Players Championship week always has been special to me and the induction ceremony next May will make it even more so.”
The soon-to-be Hall of Famer isn’t going to let a little thing like a Hall of Fame election slow down his goal of achieving 50 career wins, however. As he puts it, he still has a lot of gold ahead of him.
“Being called a hall of fame golfer, it does make me sound a little bit old,” Mickelson said in Singapore. “But I don’t feel old. I feel like I’ve got a lot of great golf ahead of me.”
via Huffington Post
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