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Work begins on renovation to Hazeltine's greens

CHASKA, Minn. - Crews today begin a massive renovation of fairways and greens at Hazeltine National Golf Club, which has been the scene of nine major tournaments and is set to host the 2016 Ryder Cup.

Work planned for today includes killing off the grass on all the fairways as well as reconstructing the greens. The price tag of the project isn't known, but officials say they are well under budget so far.

Hazeltine last year hosted the PGA Championship, with South Korea's Y.E. Yang edging Tiger Woods on the final day. The golf course's clubhouse was torn down last fall and a 49,000-square foot replacement is scheduled to open in October.