Ken Schofield's "Priceless" Ryder Cup Sweaters, Monty's Olympic Torch Readied For Spine-Tingling World Golf Hall Of Fame Exhibit

Gosh I hope that Olympic torch doesn't combust Ken Schofield's Ryder Cup sweaters.


You can tell a lot about the worthiness of a World Golf Hall of Fame inductee by what will be going on display for them. Note former European Tour head and cronyism selection of the year (decade?) Ken Schofield bringing up the rear of this class.

For Immediate Release:

Priceless items highlight World Golf Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 Inductee Exhibits Displays for Couples, Montgomerie, Park, Schofield, Venturi to open May 7
St. Augustine, Fla. (April 18, 2013) – Fred Couples’ trophy from the 1992 Masters, the original medal from Willie Park, Jr.’s victory at the 1887 Open Championship and Colin Montgomerie’s Olympic Torch from the 2012 Summer Games are some of the items that will be on display in the Class of 2013 Inductee Exhibits at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.

The exhibits and lockers celebrating the careers of Couples, Montgomerie, Park, Ken Schofield and Ken Venturi will officially open to the public on May 7, one day after the Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Ceremony. The Ceremony will be Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m.

“Telling the unique stories of our members is an essential part of the Hall of Fame’s mission, and these remarkable items allow us to do that,” said Jack Peter, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame. “We are delighted that the Class of 2013 and those associated with it opened their homes and collections and gave us the opportunity to display this important memorabilia.”  

Featured items include:

Fred Couples

Trophy, wood driver and irons from his victory at the 1992 Masters
Bag, clubs and clothing from his multiple Presidents Cup triumphs
Three trophies he won as a junior player in Washington in the 1970s

Ken Venturi

Crystal replica of the U.S. Open trophy after he won in 1964
Clubs he used in the 1960s to win 10 PGA TOUR events
Memorabilia, including his jacket and photographs, from his time as a CBS broadcaster

Colin Montgomerie

The Olympic Torch he carried as one of the torchbearers for the 2012 Summer Games in London

And what about the XXL track suit he wore? Sorry, go on...

Commemorative trophy celebrating all eight of his European Tour Merit of Order victories
Bag and equipment from the 2010 Ryder Cup, where he captained Team Europe to a victory at Celtic Manor

He had equipment in the bag? Just in case GMac overslept Sunday?

Willie Park, Jr.

Original, inscribed winner’s medal from the 1887 Open Championship
What is believed to be one of six remaining “Park Royal” gutta-percha golf balls, circa 1896, created by Park
Original clubs Park built and used to play in the 1880s

Now that's an exhibit everyone wants to see.

Ken Schofield

Various memorabilia from Ryder Cups in the 1980s, including clothing and photographs
Lifetime achievement award given by the BBC
Groundbreaking contract agreements between the European Tour, sponsors and tournaments

Goose bumps!