The man who fashioned Whistling Straits into one of the most-used major championship golf courses in the past two decades has passed away.
The PGA of America says that Pete Dye has died.
“Pete Dye left an imprint on the world of golf that will be experienced for generations, painting wonderful pictures with the land that continue to inspire, entertain & challenge us. The PGA is saddened by the passing of this dear friend of the PGA Professional.” (1/2) pic.twitter.com/rUWN7Xyh53— PGA of America (@PGA) January 9, 2020
Dye designed Whistling Straits for its debut in 1998. Just six years later, it hosted the PGA Championship.
It has hosted the PGA as well in 2010 and 2014 and will host the Ryder Cup in 2020.
The course is among countless championship locales Dye designed in his long career, along with
“Pete & his late wife Alice formed the greatest force in golf design history. The Dye family will forever be linked to many of the thrilling championships in PGA history & for something that they intended all along – that we embrace golf’s life values.” (2/2) – @suzywhaley— PGA of America (@PGA) January 9, 2020