KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- He is the man responsible for one of the toughest and most beautiful challenges in all of golf.
Pete Dye, the man who designed the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in 1988 is back, overseeing the tweaks on the course for the upcoming 2012 PGA Championship. Dye says it's the ultimate golf thrill to build a unique course like this on the ocean.
"The next thing out of bounds is Spain," said the 85-year-old who lives in Indianapolis.
He admits the course is built to test the best in the game.
"Guys shoot 105 at a place like St. Andrews and still go back, if you build something with a reputation like that, they'll still come back no matter how many shots they hit," Dye said.
He admits he's just as excited for the PGA Championship to come as he was for the Ryder Cup in 1991, but says he won't know how good of a job he did, until he hears directly from the players.
Dye said there is no middle ground, it's good or bad -- the players will certainly let you know.