Pete Dye
1925 - 2020
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Pete Dye was a golf course designer responsible for famously challenging courses, including TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, site of the annual Players Championship.

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Published in The Journal on Jan. 10, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
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Timmy Evans
May 12, 2020
My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Mr. Pete Dye. Played "Teeth of the Dog" and there was a very beautiful and touching tribute to him. We met in Palm Coast (Hammock Beach Resort) and I have always remembered and appreciated the discussions / laughs we shared; both of us being Buckeyes. God bless
William Carey
January 31, 2020
I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. May the God of Comfort. continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
January 17, 2020
The world of golf will miss Pete Dye. He was a wonderful man and I am so honored to have met him at the Purdue golf courses which he designed. Lots of great memories from the many times he visited us at Kampen and Ackerman-Allen. Condolences to all of the Dye family.
Elaine Hinckley
January 15, 2020
Losing a loved one is never easy. May the Dye family feel the love from those who knew him and cherished his memories as well as the God of peace because he cares for you.
January 14, 2020
My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Mr. Dye. "May you have God comfort and mercy. Friend.
January 14, 2020
Condolences. May your many wonderful memories of Mr. Pete Dye warm your heart and put a smile on your face. May the God of creation comfort you as you comfort others during your time of grief.
January 13, 2020
I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. May you find peace in remembering the things he did, in life.
January 13, 2020
Deep condolences at this most difficult time.May the God of tender mercy strengthen and sustain you at this time and in days to come.
January 13, 2020
My condolence to the family of Pete Dye for your loss.
January 13, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Dye family, may you all find the strength and comfort you need to help you through this most difficult time of your loss.
January 12, 2020
Pete Dye was a wonderful man and great friend.
Ned Hardison
January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020
Frank and I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Perry and PB for the loss of your father. Mr and Mrs. Dye brought passion, love, notoriety and a challange to the game of golf through their course designs! Pete and Alice are now together designing a heavenly golf course♂♀.
Our thoughts and prayers to both of you and your families.
Frank J. Swindler and Mary Swindler-Hanmer
Mary Swindler-Hanmer
January 12, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with your family.
January 12, 2020
I met Pete Dye as a 22 year old Asst. GC Superintendent for Preston Trail GC in Dallas, TX in 78. He made me his lead shaper as we redesigned 4 Joe Finger greens from an original Ralph Plummer design. His innate kindness and humor guided me through it. Pete has just finished the TPC Stadium course and showed me an Ariel shot of the dirt. The Tour waited another year for it to open due to heavy rains.
I lost track of Pete after that and became a Superintendent on several courses, but always embraced his gentle nature and how he became a father figure for me. Thank you Pete and I will think of you most, in the Pot Bunkers you loves so well!
Mark Warren Cantrell
January 11, 2020
I loved playing your courses! Thank you for being a masterful course designer and great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Jeff Troutt
January 11, 2020
Pete, thank you for designing so many awesome golf courses. My father enjoyed working with you on projects around Indy, associated with Railroad tie design, specifically at Crooked stick and Brickyard Crossing. He was the owner of AAA Railroad Tie. Hopefully, we will see you again in heaven. God Bless!
Tom Averitt
January 11, 2020
RIP Mr. Dye. Thank you for giving us your challenging golf courses. We know you are with your lovely wife Alice now and that you and Mr. Palmer are teeing it up on the lush courses in heaven ! Our condolences to your family.❤
B Sheeran
January 10, 2020
A great loss for the golf world A true artist. Our blessing to the family. RIP
Dan Maples
January 10, 2020
Rest In Peace Pete. Your legacy as an outstanding person and golf architect will no doubt withstand the test of time! Prayers to the family
Alison Reifers Cress
January 10, 2020
Dearest Pete, i hope your family sees this, i met you a little over 2 decades ago. You were nice to me and I in return. We were talking and you told me that if you want something make it happen or try your hardest. Later on i became the youngest female business owner that redid boats from fiberglass, teak wood, etc. Thank you for your kindness and approachability although we only met randomly a few times you actually remembered me and i appreciated that. So rest in piece and i just may take a trip to the ocean course where we met, while i was tending the course working on kiawah. Love to your family and condolences.
Tanya Odom
January 10, 2020
Godspeed Pete, and the wonderful courses you designed are your incredible legacy.

Rest Pete, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
January 10, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences to the Dye Family. May Almighty God comfort your lives with endless loving kindness and peace as you cope during this very difficult time.
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