Tiger Woods teased on Twitter the announcement next week of a forthcoming public golf course, and the first thought from pockets of the golf world was that this would be the formal acknowledgement that Woods is designing a new 18-hole championship public golf course on Lake Michigan in Chicago.
Turns out, this announcement won’t be related to that project, which plans to combine two Chicago Park District facilities into one spectacular layout.
Been told Tiger's design announcement is for a public course in Ridgedale, Missouri for Johnny Morris. 18 holes next to Buffalo Ridge.
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) April 13, 2017
Instead, a report from No Laying Up suggests Tiger Woods’ announcement will be related to an 18-hole publicly accessible course on property adjacent to Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris’ Big Cedar Lodge near Branson, Mizzou.
Already present at the resort is Buffalo Ridge, designed by Tom Fazio, and a forthcoming 13-hole short course from Gary Player and an 18-hole championship layout from the duo of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. There’s also an incredible Arnold Palmer-designed practice facility and Jack Nicklaus-designed par-3 course, which plays host to the PGA Tour Champions Legends of Golf team event.
According to The Fried Egg, the Woods design would occupy the land of the former John Daly-designed Murder Rock Golf Club.
Morris is developing an incredible golf mecca in the Ozarks, and the inclusion of a Woods design would only further the full golf offering at the resort.