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Goosen set to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Retief Goosen (Getty Images)
Retief Goosen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Two-time major champion Retief Goosen will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame next year.

Goosen joins Billy Payne, Jan Stephenson, Dennis Walters and the late Peggy Kirk Bell, who will all officially join the ranks as the Class of 2019.

The five new members will be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Pebble Beach in the week of the men's US Open.

The ceremony will take place at the Sunset Centre in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.

Goosen, 49, was picked in the 'Male Competitor Category' with the criteria for selection being to have won 15 or more professional titles, won two or more majors and to be at least 50 years old during the year of a given induction ceremony.

Known affectionately as "The Goose", Goosen sat within the Official World Golf Ranking's top 10 for more than 250 weeks from 2001 through 2007.

His 33 worldwide wins include two US Open Championships in 2001 - the same year he was named European Tour Player of the Year - and 2004.

Goosen led the European Tour Order of Merit in 2001 and 2002. He also played in six consecutive Presidents Cups from 2000 to 2011 as part of the International Team.

Goosen will join Ernie Els, Gary Player and Bobby Locke as the only South Africans in the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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