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Nov 2017

The Many Moves of Morris

Another year has passed, and another list of lofty business moves have been made by Bass Pro Shops CEO and Founder Johnny Morris, a Drury College (now Drury University) alum. Big-time golfer Tiger Woods traveled to Branson in April 2017 and joined Morris in making an announcement: The first public golf course Woods is designing in America will be a part of Big Cedar Lodge. A few months later in July, Cabela’s shareholders approved the Bass Pro Shops merger after a lengthy courting process (the deal officially closed in September). One of Morris’ latest and greatest creations, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, celebrated its grand opening on September 22. What’s next for Morris? According to Bass Pro Group Director of Communications Jack Wlezien, Bass Pro Shops is exploring the possibility of creating a world-class destination along Florida’s largest freshwater lake. We wouldn’t mind visiting the Sunshine State.