Golf star Tiger Woods has revealed plans to design an 18-hole course in honour of late Payne Stewart.
The site would be south of Branson, Missouri. The American golfer made the promise alongside the owner of the proposed site Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops.
The proposed project tagged ‘the Payne Valley’ would be sited at the Murder Rock Golf Club– a course that was closed when Morris bought it in 2013. Woods said he is invested in the project due to his long friendship with Morris aside the intent to honour Stewart. The project is set to be open in 2019.
“I’ve travelled all round the world and played all around the world, but when it comes down to it, it’s about working with the people you want to work with. Johnny and I go way back. I like spending time around people I like spending time with,” Woods said.
This would be first public project Woods company TGR Designwould be handling. The company would also be involved in a par-3 course at Big Cedar Lodge. The first had handled four courses in various sites and many more are in different stages of construction.
Woods has increasingly been involved with his companies in light of his problems on the course. The back injuries have also hampered him. His companies include TGR Design, Tiger Woods Foundation and a restaurant in Florida.
Stewart was a native of Missouri. He won 11 PGA events but unfortunately lost his life through a plane crash in 1999.