Tiger Woods introduces first public course

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Woods said the new course will be called Payne's Valley, to honor Springfield native Payne Stewart, who won 11 PGA events before dying in an airplane crash in 1999.

Woods' last round of competitive golf was on February 2 when he fired a 77 in the first round in Dubai.

Little kid, maybe 10, just challenged Tiger to a competition at Big Cedar Lodge.

As a designer, Woods has completed two courses: Bluejack National near Houston, Texas and Diamante's El Cardonal in Mexico.

Tracey Stewart was on hand and there was an emotional moment when Woods hugged her. The U.S. Open is the next major on the schedule with first-round play scheduled to begin on June 15 from Erin Hills in Wisconsin. "I know we're struggling with it right now". The real announcement of course, a new golf course.

Payne's Valley is scheduled to open in 2019.

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"The first shot was crap, hit it in the water", Woods said afterward.

The 41-year old Woods was then cheered on as he hit just wedge shots into a stunning par-three laid out in front of a steep cliff face and waterfall.

The road to recovery for Tiger Woods - if one exists at all - is a rather long one indeed.

The announcement was less about Woods' health and future, though, than the newest course design for his company, TGR Design. It was really cool to go and play a country club because the greens were so nice and manicured and I had never seen anything like it.

Woods got his start golfing on a par-3 course. Woods' TGR Design is collaborating with Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and the Payne Stewart family on the project. "Most of the guys on the Champions Tour are guys I grew up playing with". We didn't have a whole lot of money and that's where I learned how to play.