COO for the TPC Network David Pillsbury on the TPC Sawgrass renovation:
"[When completed] we'll almost have placed a layer of Gore-Tex over the entire 20-acre complex of fairways and greens that will allow us to ensure consistent, firm, fast and fair conditions regardless of weather," said David Pillsbury, COO of the Tournament Players Club network, who expects the course to re-open in November 2006.
Golf World says the projected cost of the new clubhouse is $16-18 million, while $6-8 million is being spent on theuh, Gore Tex. The story also includes a rendering of the clubhouse, which looks like an Arabian Prince's Lake Las Vegas mansion.
Wouldn't you love to ask some PGA Tour players what they think of spending that much on a clubhouse?
Oh and Golf World also reports that The Players Championship is getting a new logo.
Now we know what's been holding it back from major championship status. The clubhouse and logo.