You are the co-designer of the Wind course here. Have you made a site visit over there lately?Time permitting!
—Not yet, because we are still working out the design of it. We haven’t done any groundwork yet, so we haven’t been able to go and see. I’ve seen how the project site looks, but we haven’t started with the work. I think we will get going sometime later this year, or the start of next year.
How excited are you to work with two of the proven masters of golf course design – Dye and Norman?Think the "dream team" will ever be in the same room other than at the announcement press conference and opening day?
—Yeah, two of the very best, no doubt about it. I think it’s a great opportunity for me, great learning experience. Golf course design is something that I want to get into very seriously later in my career.
But working with guys such as Pete and Greg, and considering how much I can learn from them, I think it is nice to get a head start like this.
Can you tell us about your course design philosophy and which course you really like playing around the world?
—Well, I’ve always liked challenging courses; courses that have several doglegs that make it tough for you on your driving and ones that usually have small targets, small greens. That’s probably why two of my favourite courses have been Valderrama and the TPC of Sawgrass.
See, I always knew someone liked Valderrama.