The kids from Fame Induction at St Andrews Uni

MAJOR champions Mark O’Meara, David Graham and Laura Davies have joined the World Golf Hall of Fame in an induction class that included a renowned architect who built major championship courses, writes Doug Ferguson.

Guests at the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction at St Andrews University yesterday, the first time the ceremony has been held outside Florida. Back row, from left: Isao Aoki, Sir Michael Bonallack, Sandy Lyle, Sir Bob Charles, Tony Jacklin, Carol Mann and Ken Schofield. Middle row, from left: Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Hollis Stacy, Donna Caponi Byrnes, Curtis Strange, Judy Rankin and Peter Thomson. Front row, from left: Gary Player, Annika Sorenstam, David Graham, Mark OMeara, Nancy Lopez and Arnold Palmer Picture: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Inducted posthumously was AW Tillinghast, the noted American architect of fabled courses Baltusrol and Winged Foot among more than 200 others.

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The ceremony was held yesterday at Younger Hall at the University of St Andrews. It was the first time it was held away from the World Golf Village in Florida as officials try to drum up more interest around the world.

Missing was Davies, who shaped two tours during her career. She made the cut in last week’s US Women’s Open, held at Lancaster Country Club just outside Philadelphia, and her flight was delayed leaving on Sunday night.

She had to give a videotaped acceptance speech.