David Doguet, turfgrass breeder and president of Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas, was added to Golf Digest’s 2016 List of Innovators & Influencers. Doguet’s Zeon Zoysia was planted on the Olympic Golf Course in Rio for this summer’s Olympic Games.

Doguet is well-known in the turfgrass industry for his work in developing advanced varieties of zoysiagrass. Among Doguet’s most notable zoysias are: Zeon Zoysia, which was planted on the Olympic Golf Course in Rio for this summer’s Olympic Games; and L1F, which the Tiger Woods Design team used widely at Tiger’s first U.S. course, Bluejack National.