Dean Wilson, the most successful Hawaii golfer to ever play the PGA Tour, will be inducted into the Aloha Section PGA Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame at the 11th annual Hoolaulea Awards Banquet.
The banquet is set for 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, in the Manoa Grand Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center.
Wilson, 49, played the PGA Tour for almost a decade, winning once and racking up 21 top-10 finishes and $8.9 million in earnings.
Outside of the U.S., he earned an additional $6 million, winning six times on the Japan Golf Tour, including the 2001 Japan PGA stroke and match-play championships, both major events in that country.
“It’s a great honor to be inducted into the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame,” Wilson said. “When you go down the list of inductees, it’s all the names in Hawaii golf that I grew up with and looked up to. It’s a real thrill to be included alongside them.”
Also being honored is David Ishii who competed full-time on the Japan PGA Tour, where he won 14 times.
Many locals will remember that Ishii won the Hawaiian Open as it was known before the Sony Open in 1990.