Legendary golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94
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Legendary golf course designer Pete Dye died Thursday at the age of 94.

Dye designed some of the most famous golf courses in the world, including the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, host of the Players Championship and home of the iconic island green on the 17th hole.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pete Dye, a true friend of the PGA Tour and one of the most important course architects of this or any generation," PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement.

Dye was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008. He and his wife Alice - who died last February at the age of 91 - built a portfolio of over 100 courses during their careers. They began designing courses in 1959.

Dye is survived by his two sons, Perry and P.B., who are also course designers.

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