With news earlier this week that the first course designed by Tiger Woods was being shelved in Dubai, the focus turned to his first course design in the U.S. Keith Jarrett of The Citizen-Times in Asheville, N.C., where Woods is designing a course in the Cliffs community, caught up with the developer, Jim Anthony, and found out that despite slow sales, construction will resume on Tiger's course.
“We've invested $150 million in this project, so we are fully committed, and Tiger is fully committed to seeing this through to completion,” said Anthony, who indicated the course may not be ready for play until 2013. There was a time Anthony had been optimistic for an opening in late 2011 or early 2012.
The Cliffs' Asheville region director of sales, Mac Triplett, said Monday that 42 home sites have been sold in a development that features 1,000 to 1,200 lots. Sales officially opened in November 2008.
* How does Mickelson dial in his irons? "I do a towel drill where I try to fly my irons a specific yardage, and I hit 1,500 balls a month to those specific yardages and have for the last seven years," he said. "So when I get a wedge shot like No. 18 [at Torrey Pines last Sunday] that's 72 yards and my towel drill number is 75, I only have to alter it three yards to get it to fly to my number. And over seven years of doing this I can usually fly it within a yard 95 percent of the time."
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@IanJamesPoulter: I can safely say my head was firmly wedged up my arse on the front 9. But Terry managed to unplug it for the back 9. Level par result.