Tiger Woods Visits His New Course in Mexico, Thrilled With Progress

Tiger Woods Visits His New Course in Mexico, Thrilled With Progress

"I've had beautiful practice sessions at home,'' Woods said. "If I can do it there, I can do it out here."
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The Tour stopped in Texas, but Tiger hopped the border.
As his fellow Tour pros tee it up at the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons this week, Woods took a trip Mexico to check on the progress at his new golf course, the par-71, 7,401-yard El Cardonal, located in the Diamante development on the Baja peninsula.

“Thrilled with how things are turning out at El Cardonal @DiamanteCabo,” said Woods, who has not played a competitive round since his March 31 surgery to correct a pinched nerve in his back.
The course — scheduled to open this fall — is Woods’ architectural debut, and it’s shaping up to be tough but fun, much like the course hosting this year’s U.S. Open that some observers expect Tiger to miss as he prepares for a “summer return.”
“I don’t want people to lose a dozen balls when they play our course,” Woods told Golf Magazine’s Joe Passov. “Pinehurst is a great example of a course that’s tough for us but playable for everybody else. It gets players thinking, with options around the greens. We want lots of variety.”
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