Plenty of baseball going on around the Show Me State last night. And a pro golfer plans to live out a childhood dream with a project in the Ozarks. Here's your Wednesday morning sports report.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:28:00 +0000Wednesday Morning Sports Report -April 19, 2017Plenty of baseball going on around the Show Me State last night. And a pro golfer plans to live out a childhood dream with a project in the Ozarks. Here's your Wednesday morning sports report.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12516/6878709?cpt=8&wpid=2637KOLRSome of the most famous golfers who ever swung a club are gathering just south of Branson this week for the PGA Champions Tour Legends of Golf.
Another legendary golfer made some noise south of Branson - Tiger Woods is getting into the golf course building business.
Tiger Woods has nine years before he can tee off in the Legends of Golf, but he'll make his mark on golf in Branson long before he's on the Champions Tour.
"Everyone knows I'm pretty dedicated to the things I care about, and this is one of them."
Payne's Valley, named for Springfield's Payne Stewart, is not the first course designed by the 14-time major champion, but it's his first public golf course.
"I grew up playing public golf. We didn't have a lot of money and that's where I learned how to play. To be able to design a public golf course is something near and dear to my heart."
Golf viewers know Tiger is a perfectionist, but he says his course won't demand perfection.
"I think the most enjoyable rounds of golf are the ones you can all play together and not lose a golf ball, have conversations, have a nice competitive round."
The obvious question - why is the California-born Florida resident designing a course in Branson? Look no further than the backdrop of the 19th hole, dreamed up by Tiger's new business partner Johnny Morris.
"If this land wasn't really special, I don't think this man would be here with us today," said Morris.
"We have some amazing elevation changes, some amazing slopes. I think we can create some interesting options for the players and enjoyment for everyone to come out here and have a good time," Woods said.
Johnny Morris and Tiger Woods expect the new course to open sometime in 2019.
Payne's Valley named after legendary Springfield golfer Payne Stewart.
In baseball Tuesday night:
The St. Louis Cardinals won their second straight over Pittsburgh 2-1.
And the Giants beat Kansas City 2-1 last night at Kauffman.
The Springfield Cardinals beat Midland, 5-3.
And Missouri State got a two run homer from Jake Burger and beat Mizzou, 5-3.