Tiger Woods starts course design firm

11 November 2006 Respond to this article

The 12-times Major winner has started a new company called Tiger Woods Design and installed himself as chairman.

"My goal is to provide a unique collection of amazing courses all over the world that represent what I love about golf," said the 30-year old.

"I'm very excited about finding the right projects for my first few courses," the world number one added.

"Friends like Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio have been a tremendous help by sharing their support and advice on this new venture," he added.

Woods said he believed he could draw on his experiences of playing some of the world's top courses when it comes to his new venture.

"I've had the luxury of playing golf around the world and I've spent a lot of time evaluating how to play all kinds of courses.

"I'd like to share my experience and the lessons I've learned and hopefully create some amazing, fun courses.

"I wanted to wait until I felt I had enough golf experience to launch Tiger Woods Design.

"I've been working very hard over the last decade to get a feel for all kinds of courses and really understand the best elements of design.

"Now I feel I've logged enough time and learned enough lessons to start this venture."