Vijay Singh was elected into the hall of fame—but on a technicality. Although he didn’t receive the 65% of the votes necessary, neither did anyone else. So a clause in the voting procedure—which states that “In the event no candidate receives 65%, the nominee receiving the most votes will be inducted, providing he is named on at least 50% of the ballots returned.”
Singh had 56%—just edging out Larry Nelson’s 55%.
I think Singh clearly is qualified, with 25 career victories, including 3 majors. But this vote shows that Vijay needs to pay more attention to the negative karma that is accumulating. While he says he doesn’t care what people think—he ought to.