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Report: Woods to be lead designer for Chicago golf project

Tiger Woods has agreed to be the lead golf course designer for a $30 million project on the South Side of Chicago that would give the area championship facilities with hopes of attracting a top-level PGA Tour event.

The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that the renovation of Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses would include an 18-hole championship course, and either a short course or a par 3 course. A spokesman for Woods says nothing has been announced, but the golfer told the newspaper the project will be designed for everyone to enjoy.

The Tribune said an initial routing plan shows the first tee would be at Jackson Park, not far from the planned $500 million Barack Obama Presidential Center.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com