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The legacy of Tiger Woods

By Chris Murphy, CNN

Published 1243 GMT (2043 HKT) January 30, 2015
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It's been a bumpy road since Tiger Woods Design was formed back in 2006 but finally, the 14-time major winner has a course open for business, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The next -- Bluejack National in Houston -- is due to open in October. Bluejack National
Woods has been making regular visits to the site near the small town of Montgomery ahead of the opening of his first domestic course. He told CNN of the set up: "Bluejack National has one of the best natural settings for golf I have seen." Bluejack National
Bluejack National is being built by Beacon Land Development. One of its partners, Michael Abbott (far right) is a long-standing friend of Woods and says the golfer wants to share his ideas on design with the world and to take his kids, Charlie and Sam, to one of his own courses.
Abbott says Woods has been keen to take input from others during the process and underlined his commitment to the project: "When Tiger Woods goes in, he goes all the way. He doesn't do anything half way and that's reflected in his work ethic on and off the course." Bluejack National
One of the first projects Woods announced was the Al-Ruwaya course, based in Dubai. That subsequently stalled in the wake of the financial downturn of 2008, though it was recently announced he had teamed up with Donald Trump to start another project in the Emirate. HAIDER SHAH/AFP/Getty Images/file
The Cliffs at Asheville in North Carolina is still listed on the Tiger Woods Design website but there is no date for completion. This billboard ad did the rounds in the Asheville area in 2009. Getty Images/file
Woods unveiled designs for the Punta Brava course, located in Ensenada, Mexico, in 2008. It also still features on his website but again there is no completion date. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images/file
Woods insists he won't be as prolific when it comes to design as Jack Nicklaus. The 75-year-old, whose record of 18 majors Woods is still trying to overhaul, has over 370 courses worldwide. Woods says he'll be "very selective ... even after my golf career slows down." Scott Halleran/Getty Images/file
Woods began his 2015 season in Phoenix on Thursday after a long injury layoff, looking to recapture the form that saw him land 14 major titles between 1997 and 2008. Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Woods recently lost a tooth while watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn compete at the women's skiing World Cup in Italy. He said that a television cameraman had inadvertently knocked it out during a media scrum at the event. Armando Trovati/AP