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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 April 2006, 04:57 GMT 05:57 UK
Nelson, Picard join Hall of Fame
Larry Nelson
American Nelson, 58, is a three-time major winner
Larry Nelson and Henry Picard have been voted in to the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2006.

American Nelson, 58, who won the 1983 US Open and the USPGA in 1981 and 1987, will be inducted with world number three Vijay Singh in October.

Fijian Singh, also a three-time major winner, was elected in 2005 but deferred his entry by a year.

American Picard, who died in 1997, will be inducted posthumously following a glittering career.

Picard won the 1938 Masters title, the 1939 USPGA and 24 other PGA Tour events.

The trio's induction will lift the Hall of Fame membership to 112.

"When I was informed that I had received enough votes to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, I was flooded with emotions," said Nelson.

"Being honoured in this way brings feelings of gratitude and humbleness of a depth impossible to express. I look forward to sharing this blessing with family and friends."

The World Golf Hall of Fame's voting body comprises Hall of Fame members, golf writers and historians, the WGF board of directors and members of the Hall of Fame's advisory board.

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