It's easy to have forgotten that we would normally be getting ready for a World Golf Hall of Fame induction in a few weeks, but in an effort to boost the worldwide appeal, this year's ceremony is Monday of Open Championship week.
And with the HOF off the radar of late, Steve DiMeglio's story on Laura Davies visiting the St. Augustine facility is a pleasant reminder that this is the year when some overlooked candidates are getting in (O'Meara, Graham, Tillinghast).
She won 45 titles on the Ladies European Tour, the most of all time. She added 20 titles on the LPGA Tour while playing a limited schedule as she fully supported the LET. In 1996, she won 10 times on five different tours.
Among her 84 victories are four majors – the 1994 and '96 LPGA Championship, the 1987 U.S. Women's Open and the 1996 du Maurier Classic.
Led by museum historian Tony Parker, Davies' walk through history that began in Scotland wowed her. She saw clubs dating 300 years and was especially impressed by exhibits honoring Bob Hope, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez and the legacy of African-Americans in golf.