The Ocean Course on course for 2012 PGA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - It took nearly two decades for The Ocean Course to entice the world's top golfers back to the mythic layout. Organizers want to make sure it won't take that long for the next one after the PGA Championships in 2012.

The Ocean Course was built on Kiawah Island near Charleston for the 1991 Ryder Cup matches. The course's maddening winds and unique design famously humbled the United State and European pros.

The biggest event hosted since then was the 2007 PGA Senior Championship. But Kiawah Island Golf Resort president Roger Warren hopes big-time golf turns into a regular attraction at The Ocean Course.

Warren says half of the 30 luxury boxes have been sold in the past three months. Architect Pete Dye has returned to tweak some problem areas discovered during the PGA Senior event three years.

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