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Tiger Woods Signs $16.5M Deal to Revamp Two Golf Courses in China

According to Golf.com report, golf superstar Tiger Woods inked a contract to redesign a golf course in Beijing, China, as part of a two-course agreement reportedly worth $16.5 million.

The Beijing project will be Woods's initial stint in Asia as a golf-course designer.

Canadian firm Pacific Links International, which advertises membership plans to golfers, signed up Woods to revamp the Beijing Tian'an Holiday Golf Club situated just outside Beijing. The 27-hole golf service will reopen under the name Pacific Links National Golf Club once the redecoration is accomplished.

According to statements provided by the Pacific Links, Woods reportedly said that his course design will stand the test of time and can possibly be one of the most prestigious courses in China, and even Asia.

The course will act as the flagship project of "Pacific Links' 27 Club," which will comprise 12 courses in Beijing and neighboring Tianjin regions. The design for other courses will also be conceived by eminent golf stars, including Greg Norman, Ernie Els, Fred Couples and Pete Dye.

Woods launched his golf-course design company, Tiger Woods Design, in 2006. His first accomplished project, El Cardonal at Diamante, opened in Dec. 2014 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The first course he designed in the U.S., Bluejack National, is scheduled to open this fall in Houston, Texas.

When asked about his plans for his playing career, Woods told Sporting News last month that he anticipates he could go back to form in time for the Masters, which will kick off in Georgia on April 9.

"I hope to be ready for the Masters, and I will continue to work hard preparing for Augusta," Woods said.


 

Reference:

http://en.yibada.com/articles/24981/20150407/tiger-woods-inks-16-5m-deal-redesign-2-golf-courses.htm#ixzz3WgGWJtqT