Pete Dye to go into Golf Hall of Fame

May 6, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 6 (UPI) -- Golf course architect Pete Dye will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November.

Dye learned Tuesday he was elected in the Lifetime Achievement Category. He got the word at The Players Championship, which is played at one of his most famous venues, the Stadium Course at the TPC at Sawgrass.

"Pete's impact as a modern golf course designer is indisputable," said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. "His designs are fixtures on the PGA Tour schedule as they present the world's best players a challenging, yet fair test of golf and often help provide drama to our tournaments."

Alastair MacKenzie, Donald Ross and Robert Trent Jones Sr. are some notable golf course architects already in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Dye will join them part of the Class of 2008 on Nov. 10. The remainder of the Class will be announced at the U.S. Open and the British Open.

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