As Tiger Woods nurses his elbow and golf game back to
health, his golf course design business continues to suffer.
Plans for a Woods-designed golf course, Al Ruwaya Golf
Resort, in Dubai have been scrapped as of this week, according to a report
The project was meant to include a championship golf course
along with 200 villas, mansions, and palaces. A boutique hotel and golf
teaching academy were also in the plans.
It is reported that Woods was paid $55 million to design and
promote the ambitious project.
Yet another victim of the economic downturn, work was
suspended on the project in 2010. Builders finally pulled the plug this week.
Tiger Woods Design is involved with a number of other
projects in Florida, North Carolina, and Mexico. It is reported that every
project is at a standstill apart from Diamante Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.
Woods will be hoping for a better victory record at next week’s Open Championship at Muirfield. (Photo: Derek Farnsworth)