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Tiger Woods talks Jackson Park golf project and Barack Obama’s phone call

Tiger Woods talks Jackson Park golf project and Barack Obama’s phone call

Tiger Woods confirmed what had been an urban legend in Chicago golf circles: former President Barack Obama called to ask him to take on the Jackson Park/South Shore golf project.

“He actually called me about it,” Woods said Saturday after his third-round 72 at the Masters. “I’m not affiliated with the library (Obama Presidential Center), but we’re working with the state and the parks.

“To have the opportunity to work with the president on something like this in his home city … if we can pull this off, I think it can benefit so many people on the South Side. Hopefully we can do it.”

Woods, via his TGR design firm, is the project’s lead architect. The plan still faces...

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