Dec 17th, 2016
Tiger Woods in $30 million Chicago course project
And why he needs to give Obama a bell
Words: John Dean
Tiger Woods is leading a $30 million project to transform two Chicago Park District-run courses into an 18-hole championship course that could host PGA Tour events.
The Chicago Tribune have reported that Tiger and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are backing a plan to renovate the Jackson Park and South Shore courses along Lake Michigan over the next few years, aiming to open the new public course on the land in 2020.
The mayor's office will also announce the formation of a nonprofit organization called the Chicago Park Golf Alliance to raise money for the project.
The group, which will be led by NBC/Golf Channel analyst and Mark Rolfing, will also work to improve Chicago Park District golf courses and facilities and expand youth golf programs, according to the report.
The course will be close to the Barack Obama Presidential Center, which is also due to built in the park along Stony Island Avenue. They should definitely tap him up for a bit of support, as he is going to have plenty of free time on his hands very soon.