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Look at what Tiger Woods has in store for Pebble Beach

Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach site of short course
Tiger Woods, at the site for his proposed short course and putting course at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

Woods and his design company will build a par-3 course and a putting course at the iconic seaside layout where Woods rolled to a 15-stroke victory in the 2000 U.S. Open

Tiger Woods will be returning to one of his most memorable sites in golf, but not necessarily with his clubs.

Woods and his TGR Design company announced Thursday in a news release that they will build a par-3 course and a putting course at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The iconic course on California's Monterey Peninsula along the Pacific Ocean was where Woods posted a stunning 15-stroke victory in the 2000 U.S. Open. It was one of his most extraordinary accomplishments in a career that has produced 82 PGA Tour victories, including 15 major championships.

Rendering of Tiger Woods short course at Pebble Beach

The Pebble Beach facilities will be on the former site of the Peter Hay Golf Course, located between Pebble Beach’s pro shop and golf academy, just steps from the 18th green.

The nine holes on the par-3 course will range in length from 47 to 106 yards and measure 670 total yards. The putting course will occupy 20,000 square feet. A food-and-beverage venue also will be part of the plans.

Woods, 44, a native Californian, aligned each hole’s yardage to correspond with a significant year in Pebble Beach history, with accompanying plaques on each tee telling a story about the course’s heritage. The exception is the course’s second hole, which will replicate Pebble Beach’s par-3 seventh hole.

The facility is projected to open in the spring of 2021.

Woods’ design company has 10 courses to its credit, including the recently opened Payne’s Valley in Hollister, Mo.

Woods has not announced when he will return to play on the PGA Tour. He has not competed in an official event since Feb. 16, when he finished 68th in the Genesis Invitational. On May 24, Woods played in The Match: Champions for Charity when he teamed with Peyton Manning to defeat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a TV exhibition that raised $20 million for coronavirus relief.

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