Tiger Woods has been passionate about golf course design for longer than you might think


Officially, he was too young to win, so he had his father mail it in. The entry was, well, lets just call it a unique U-shaped double-dogleg par 5 with an island tee, island traps and an island green.

In the latest edition of Golf Digest’s At Home With Tiger Woods video series (below), Tiger talks about the entry he submitted, explaining his thought process behind it and providing a fun glimpse back at his younger self. Spoiler alert: He didn’t win the competition that year. Had he, however, who knows what might have happened. Maybe instead of playing the game for a living he would have built courses. What an alternative history that might have become.

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