Lyle, Alliss entering Golf Hall

Sandy Lyle hits his tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the British Open on the...

Sandy Lyle hits his tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the British Open on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 16, 2010. (PHIL NOBLE/Reuters)

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Two-time major winner Sandy Lyle and golfer-turned commentator Peter Alliss will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame next year, it was announced Thursday.

The two Britons will join previously announced inductees Phil Mickelson, Hollis Stacy and writer Dan Jenkins at a ceremony May 7 in St. Augustine, Fla.

"Peter followed a highly acclaimed playing career by becoming a hugely admired and wonderfully entertaining commentator," Hall chief executive George O'Grady said.

"Sandy played a pivotal role in raising the image and popularity of British and European golf with his exceptional winning performances in the 1985 British Open and the 1988 U.S. Masters."

Lyle, 53, won 29 tournaments worldwide.

Alliss, 80, won 23 tournaments during the 1950s and 1960s, including three British PGA Championships. He began his commentating career in 1961 with the BBC.


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