Sandy Lyle, Peter Alliss picked for Hall

Updated: December 15, 2011, 10:10 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Two-time major champion Sandy Lyle of Scotland and British commentator Peter Alliss have been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012.

Lyle was elected through the international ballot after winning 29 tournaments worldwide, including the 1985 British Open and the 1988 Masters. He was the first British winner at Augusta.

The 53-year-old Lyle says "to be placed in the company of the greatest names in our game is very special."

Alliss, who won 23 tournaments as a player before becoming a commentator in 1961, was picked for the Lifetime Achievement category.

They will be inducted along with American golf writer Dan Jenkins and American players Phil Mickelson and Hollis Stacy at a ceremony in May.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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