(Reuters) – Golf course architect Pete Dye, best known for designing the famous island green par-three hole at the TPC Sawgress in Florida, died on Thursday aged 94, his company announced on Twitter.
Dye designed more than 100 courses, including Whistling Straits in Wisconsin which will host this year’s Ryder Cup, but it was the island green 17th hole at the course that hosts the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach for which he was best known.
“A 2008 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Pete’s influence is far-reaching, leaving a global imprint on both the amateur and professional games,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement.
“He designed some of the best known golf courses in the world, though none more recognizable than The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.”
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Ed Osmond)