Pete Dye featured on '60 Minutes Sports'

Steve Kroft and Pete Dye
Courtesy of 60 Minutes Sports
'60 Minutes' correspondent Steve Kroft caught up with course architect extraordinaire Pete Dye at Harbour Town.
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 | 3:51 p.m.

I suspect we're all familiar with the ''Real Sports'' program that's a long-running staple on HBO.

Recently, HBO rival Showtime has gotten into the act with a program called ''60 Minutes Sports'' that is, as its name suggests, a sports magazine show based on ''60 Minutes'' and produced by the ''60 Minutes'' production group.

The fourth episode of this program debuts on Wednesday, and will feature a segment on golf course designer Pete Dye.

''In golf circles, the name Pete Dye is synonymous with difficult,'' says a promo. ''Steve Kroft tells his story and shoots a round with the legendary Dye, who still plays so well, he can score below his age.''

I don't know what kind of golfer Kroft is, but he's one of ''60 Minutes''' better news correspondents, so I have high hopes that this segment might really give us an insight into Dye and his outlook on golf and the golf course industry at this stage of his career.

The program with Dye also includes segments on soccer star Lionel Messi, the under-new-ownership Los Angeles Dodgers and ESPN’s Chris Berman – why am I not surprised to see that he has a George Costanza-like overstuffed wallet. The show debuts at 9:00 p.m. ET on April 3 and repeats frequently.

To see a brief preview, click here.

And to read an excellent column by our own Steve Eubanks on his recent chat with Dye down at Casa de Campo, click here.

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