Weird Golf NewsOctober 29, 2015

Report: A PGA Tour venue might get turned into a housing development

Remember when Tiger Woods hit that daring fairway bunker shot over water with a 6-iron from 218 yards to wrap up a victory at the 2000 Canadian Open? Pulling off that shot might actually be impossible in the near future -- unless you plan on hitting a ball through someone's bedroom window.

On Wednesday, a new proposal was submitted to turn Oakville, Ontario's Glen Abbey Golf Course into a housing development, according to The Globe And Mail. The request comes from the course's owner, ClubLink Corp.

"They're applying for development of all of their land, basically, and indicating that golf would not be part of the future," Oakville's mayor, Rob Burton said. "Until I have final information after a proper public hearing, it's premature for me to have an opinion."

ClubLink's CEO Rai Sahi called it "a very preliminary thing." Still, hearing that one of Canada's most well-known golf courses could be turned into 3,000 homes and office buildings isn't what the country's golf fans want to hear.

Glen Abbey has hosted Canada's golf national championship a record 27 times, including Jason Day's victory on the final hole this year, and is scheduled to be the tournament's venue in 2016.

It was also where Mark Calcavecchia made a PGA Tour record nine consecutive birdies in 2009. Unfortunately, it sounds like the next time someone tears up this course, it could be for real.


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