Dec. 25 - Jack Nicklaus has Muirfield Village. Arnold Palmer has Latrobe and Bay Hill. One of these days, Tiger Woods is going to want his own golf course he can call home.
InsertArt(1313534)“I DO HAVE that in my plans,” Woods said. “I would love to design a golf course, but I don’t know when that’s going to happen. Right now, my life is pretty saturated. I want to be able to be involved in course design and be focused on it.”
There’s one other issue: Woods really doesn’t know if he’ll have a knack for design.
He already has received more offers to design courses than his agent can count. One consideration would be to get his feet wet by hooking up with a prominent architect before branching out on his own.
When that time comes — and Woods implied it could be years away — he says he’ll draw on his experiences from playing around the globe. In his sixth year as a pro, Woods already has played tournaments or exhibitions in 15 countries, with New Zealand next on the agenda.
“What’s neat for me is I do play around the world, and I’ve seen different golf course designs and why there were built that way,” he said. “When I start designing, I can bring a little bit of knowledge to the table. I’m not saying I’m an expert, but at least I’ll have a better understanding because I do travel.”
That leads to one important part of the puzzle. Where will this course be?
“Wherever land is available, and the right situation,” he said.
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