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At 82, Dye receives recognition for his designing touch

Originally Published: November 10, 2008
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

Ask the greatest living golf-course architect what he does for a living and he'll tell you in all seriousness that he doesn't draw, he just digs holes.

That's what Pete Dye told PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem in May, when Finchem called Dye's Delray Beach, Fla. home to tell him he had been named to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Dye, a modest man, said to Finchem: "My Lord, you dipped to the bottom of the barrel and there I was. You pulled out a dirt digger."

Three years ...

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