But if debate stirs interest, Peter is happy.
"We administer the ballot. Should it be more strict -- maybe; should it be less strict -- maybe. There's a number of scenarios here that you could put together to do this, but were pretty comfortable with where we are.
"It is about fame, it's a vote, and he got the votes. Should he have more wins, less wins, I leave that to you guys in the media."
Montgomerie and Couples are joined in the Hall of Fame this year by former U.S. Open champion and broadcaster Ken Venturi; Ken Schofield, the previous head of the European Tour, as well as the course designer Willie Park Jr, a British Open champion from the 19th century.
Who knows what he would have made of it all.