Tiger Woods already rich as a golf architect: Only in America -- or Dubai
It is a triumph of modern-day marketing suckers that Tiger Woods is demanding fees of $25 million to design golf courses.
It’s all about “branding.” Those suckers in Dubai couldn’t care less that Woods has never designed a golf course, never served any sort of apprenticeship with a real golf course architect.
Even Jack Nicklaus apprenticed, with Pete Dye. Still, people like Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Arnold Palmer aren’t even close to the top tier of real golf architects, yet are among those who command the highest salaries.
Woods is selling his soul to rich Dubai developers, who won’t care that a course he designs won’t make any sense, not that that will happen, because I have a feeling Woods will be a fair designer. But, he won’t be a Donald Ross certainly, or probably even a Tom Fazio.
How much money can this guy make before he has it all?
I guess as much as they want to give him.
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He was a child prodigy and possibly the greatest golfer ever! If he’s half as good at golf architecture as he is at playing the golf, then he’ll have a very successful career. Which is more than you can say for Greg Norman or other mediocre course designers.
iam glad for the tiger to crack the good ol boy image.
excuse me if i sound racist, iam not
all of this sound so racist,
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