Highlights of Lyle’s career include victories in the Open Championship at Royal St George’s in 1985 and in the 1988 Masters Tournament, where he made a birdie on the 18th hole to become the first British winner at Augusta National. He won the Players Championship in 1987.
Peter Alliss, who most of us know from his work for ABC Sports, started with the BBC in 1961. He began at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, which was won by Arnold Palmer.
Alliss turned professional when only 15. He won 23 tournaments worldwide during the 1950s and 1960s, including three British PGA Championships, and captured the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Opens in three consecutive weeks.
“This is all very unexpected,” said Alliss. “I am delighted, surprised, humbled and honoured to be thought of in this way and to be given a place in the World Golf Hall of Fame, particularly as it is chosen by people all around the world.”
Alliss was selected in the Lifetime Achievement Category.