Tiger Woods introduces first public course, a tribute to Payne Stewart

Woods is apparently vacationing with his kids in the Bahamas ahead of his court date in Florida next week.

Tiger Woods opened his first public golf course Tuesday in Ridgedale, Mo.

Payne's Valley at Big Cedar Lodge Resort is a 19-hole course that paystribute to the late Payne Stewart, a three-time major winner who was born in nearby Springfield, in SouthwestMissouri.

Along with the main course, Woods also will design a par-3 course for guests of Big Cedar Lodge resort.

Woods was at the resort Tuesday alongsideTracey Stewart, Payne's widow, to formally introduce the new design.

Woods reportedly even hit two shots into the 19th green, showcasing a more "upright" posture.

In addition to Payne's Valley, Woods also has designed private coursesBluejack National near Houston and Diamante's El Cardonal in Mexico.

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