Tiger announces first American course design

Tiger Woods plans to design his first American course in the mountains of North Carolina.

The Cliffs at High Carolina will be located near Asheville, North Carolina, and will allow only walkers, something Woods said was key to the deal.

Woods wants to let the scenic land dictate the layout and hopes the course gives golfers a fair test and a chance to connect with nature.

The 31-year-old said on Tuesday he will gradually grow his design business, selecting projects that fit within his crowded schedule.

But he pledged to come to the site as often as necessary to get the job done right.

“As you know, I’m kind of a perfectionist,” Woods said.

He joins a community of golf courses, known as The Cliffs, that includes three layouts designed by Jack Nicklaus. Woods, who won his 13th Major at the US PGA Championship on Sunday, is chasing Nicklaus’s record of 18 Majors.

Woods last year launched his own company, Tiger Woods Design, and he took on a project in Dubai for his first golf course.—Sapa-AP

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