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The Tour Report

May 7 2012

2:13 PM

What’s in each 2012 inductee’s locker?

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The tiny, wooden clubs Phil Mickelson was given when he was 18 months old and the Green Jacket that Sandy Lyle earned when he became the first Briton to win the Masters are just some of the items that will make up the Class of 2012 Inductee Exhibits at the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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The 6-iron that Mickelson used en route to winning the 2010 Masters will be part of his locker at the Hall of Fame.
The Induction Ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET tonight, with Mickelson, Lyle, Hollis Stacy, Dan Jenkins and Peter Alliss honored as the Class of 2012. Each Hall of Fame member has a locker showcasing his/her mementos, and this year's Inductee cases and lockers will officially open to the public on May 8.

Here are some of the notable items in each one:

> An ABC broadcasters jacket and other memorabilia from his more than 50 years as a broadcaster at the BBC, ABC Sports and ESPN
> The bag he used as a player for Great Britain & Ireland in the 1957 Ryder Cup
> Rare photos from his adventures on the course with the likes of Sean Connery, Jack Lemmon and Seve Ballesteros

> The typewriter he used as a staff member of Sports Illustrated in the 1970s
> A personal letter from fellow Hall of Fame member Ben Hogan
> Press badges dating back to the 1960s from the more than 200 major championships he has covered in his career

> The kilt he wore after becoming the first Briton to win the Masters in 1988
> The 7-iron he used to hit his famous shot from the bunker on the 18th hole of that Masters, along with the putter he used to sink the final putt
> His bag and trophy as part of the victorious 1985 European Ryder Cup side

Said Lyle about his locker: “It's something that your grandchildren and your own sons can see.”

> The 6-iron he used to hit his legendary shot from behind the trees on No. 13 during his victory at the 2010 Masters
> The gold helmet trophy from the 1991 Northern Telecom Open, when he competed as an amateur and earned his first PGA TOUR win
> Trophies from each of his three Masters victories, the 2005 PGA Championship and the 2007 PLAYERS Championship

Said Mickelson about his locker: “I had fun picking some of the stuff out and being able to kind of look back on some of the victories and tournaments and accomplishments and so forth. “

> The medals she received after winning the U.S. Women’s Open in 1977, 1978 and 1984
> Metalwoods and wedges she used to earn the U.S. Women’s Open titles
> A proclamation from her native city of Savannah, Ga., celebrating her outstanding achievements

Said Stacy about her locker: “ I came from a very large family, from Savannah, Georgia, so it was wonderful to see my entire family in the exhibit, and to see the clubs that we played with back then.  They weren't hickory shaft, but they were damn near close. “