Tiger Woods with the new TaylorMade Stealth driver at the PNC Championship
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Tiger Woods, regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time, will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

The 15-time major winner will receive the honour at the PGA Tour headquarters in Florida.

Woods, who has been out of action as he recovers from injuries — including a two broken legs — incurred in a 2021 car crash, is behind only Jack Nicklaus on 18 in the all-time Majors list, and holds the PGA Tour title record of 82 alongside Sam Snead.

The 46-year-old recently stoked rumours he could be back in competitive golf when he played with alongside his son in December at the PNC Championship but is missing this week’s Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Woods will be inducted alongside former PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, four-time major winner Susie Maxwell and course developer and architect Marion Hollins.

World No. 6 and friend of Woods, Rory McIlroy, said at the Players: “He was going to be a Hall of Famer when he was five years old.

“He’s been an inspiration for so many of us. We — all that are playing here this week — have to thank Tiger for where the game is and where the tour is.”

Woods, who has struggled with personal issues and serious injuries for many years, famously won his 15th major at the 2019 Masters, 11 after winning his 14th at the US Open in 2008.