Report: Woods to redesign course in China

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Tiger Woods may not be playing competitive golf these days, but he is still finding ways to remain active in the game.

According to a Golf.com report, Woods will oversee a course redesign in Beijing, China, a move that will mark his latest foray into the design industry and one that is part of a two-course agreement that will reportedly pay him $16.5 million.

The course in question is Beijing Tian'an Holiday Golf Club, a 27-hole facility that will re-open as Pacific Links National Golf Club. According to the report, Woods has been tabbed by Pacific Links International, a Canadian company that will use the new layout as the anchor of a 12-course collection in Beijing and neighboring Tianjin. It will feature other noted architects, including Pete Dye and Greg Norman.

An announcement is reportedly set for April 23, and Golf.com obtained a statement in which Woods is quoted as saying, "We strongly believe this course will stand the test of time and be one of the most prestigious courses in China, and even Asia."

Woods launched his design company in 2006, and after several abandoned ventures he opened his first course, El Cardonal, late last year in Mexico. His first U.S. design, Bluejack National, is slated to open this fall outside Houston, and this latest project would mark his first design work in Asia.

Woods last competed on the PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open in February, when he withdrew during the first round because of a back injury. In a Feb. 11 statement, he announced that he would be taking a break from competition in order to get his game "tournament ready."