According to reports, the cancer was found during a routine colonoscopy Dec. 12, and the tumor was removed and found to be malignant.
Dye, who turns 77 this month, is staying at Bethesda Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., and is still running a fever brought on by an infection.
Recently, ten of his courses were included in a national magazine's list of the top 100 in the nation.
Named in 1994 the Golf Course Architect of the Year, Golf World magazine said: 'The Pete Dye influence was everywhere in 1994, from the railroad ties used in household landscaping to the island greens that serve as targets at your local driving range.'
'Pete Dye has perfected the art of multiple tee placements that make each hole he designs a challenge for the finest players in the world and yet thoroughly playable and enjoyable for the average golfer.'
Mr. Dye's autobiography, Bury Me in a Pot Bunker, was published in 1994.