Tiger To Redesign Chicago Public Courses?

As if Tiger Woods doesn’t have enough to do right now, what with preparing to return to the PGA Tour in a few weeks, the internet is jumping with rumors about projects he might be involved in.

For example, we read on one site that Tiger may be part of a group bidding to buy TaylorMade Golf from its current parent company, Adidas. It’s true that TaylorMade is for sale, and with Nike getting out of the golf equipment business Tiger is looking for another set of clubs to play, so that rumor doesn’t seem totally ridiculous.

More logical is the report, which we’ve seen all over the web, that Tiger is “on board” with a plan first floated a few years ago by Bandon Dunes creator Mike Keiser to combine and redesign two Chicago public courses into a single course. The two munis—Jackson Park (shown above) and South Shore—both sit along Lake Michigan a few miles south of downtown Chicago, but also are about two miles from each other, meaning they’d have to be joined in some way. Word is that since the new course would be the home of the First Tee of Greater Chicago, Tiger would do the design for free; furthermore, the course would be tough enough to possibly host a PGA Tour event.

As we said, it’s just a rumor, but supposedly Tiger was in Chicago a few weeks ago to check out the properties.

Update: It has been confirmed that Tiger Woods’ TGR Design will be restoring two historic golf courses on the South Side of Chicago. Read more here