Tiger Designing First Golf Course
Champ plans challenging game in Blue Ridge Mountains
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 15, 2007 5:20 AM CDT
Tiger Woods tries to get a handle on the Wanamaker Trophy after his win at the 89th PGA Golf Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. Woods won his 13th...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Super champ Tiger Woods is ready to hit the greens again—this time with his first-ever design for a golf course. He's planning a whole new 18 holes on a scenic spread in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Describing himself as a "minimalist," Woods said he'll rely on the land to dictate form, but plans a challenging game.

Woods started sketching designs for golf courses at the age of 11. He just won his 13th major title at the PGA Championship, only five behind the career record of  Jack Nicklaus, who has designed over 250 courses. "I won't design as many as Jack," Woods vowed. "I'm kind of a perfectionist."