The South Side of Chicago wants a top-level PGA Tour event and has hired the man it thinks can bring it.
Tiger Woods has been announced as the lead golf designer for a $30 million course. The course will renovate the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses according to the Chicago Tribune. It will also include a par-3 course.
This project can create incredible possibilities for the community on the South Side,” Woods said in a statement by TGR Design released to the newspaper. “We want to design a course that everyone will enjoy.”
“I appreciate the support of Chicago-area fans,” Woods said. “They know golf and have been a big part of my victories at both Medinah and Cog Hill. I hope this project will draw more local kids to the game in this fantastic sports town.”
Woods won the BMW Championship five times at Cog Hill and the PGA Championship twice at Medinah.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, speaking to the Tribune on Sunday from Soldier Field, said: “A lot of neighborhood people are excited about having a world-class golf facility. There are regulars who play at Jackson Park, and they will be included in the discussion. As the plans come to fruition, we will make sure their ideas are brought in.”