B McCullough.“Wow, what a golf course,” Hayes
said afterward. “And the crowds were just great. I
can’t believe how many people came out to
Neither could executives at Chase. Upwards
of 25,000 people a day streamed down A1A to see
Hayes take the $50,000 first prize.
After that week, the price of Sawgrass CC
went up dramatically and Beman’s interest in the
It was instead bought by ARVIDA, a development company, and it paid far more than the price
Beman was offered.
The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass during its
construction circa 1980
“I knew we had to make a huge investment in
infrastructure to put on the equivalent of a major
championship (at Sawgrass CC),” Beman said. “I
wasn’t going to spend that kind of money on some-
one else’s club. We had to own our own place.”
Beman, instead, bought 415 acres across U.S.
A1A for $1. He hired Pete Dye to create what
would become TPC Sawgrass. Beman said, “It
was off to the races from there.” S.E.
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