28 Sep '15, 6pm

Watson turns down PGA HOF over Bishop's ouster

Watson turns down PGA HOF over Bishop's ouster

Tom Watson was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988, but he won't be a member of the PGA of America's Hall of Fame any time soon. Watson was recently offered induction by the PGA, but publicly declined in a texted statement to Golf World . "While I was very flattered by PGA of America President [Derek] Sprague's honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame," Watson wrote, "I couldn't accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop." Watson, an eight-time major champion who led the U.S. to a Ryder Cup victory in 1993, was Bishop's choice to lead the U.S. team at Gleneagles last year, which ended in a lopsided loss, a semi-mutiny led by Phil Mickelson , and ultimately the creation of the U.S. Ryder Cup Task Force. Bishop was removed as PGA president weeks later when he resp...

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