On Monday, Tiger Woods announced on his blog that he'll be moving into a new home in Jupiter, Florida, where he's also building a new practice facility. Tiger's ex-wife, Elin, will retain the rights to his 7,000-foot home in Isleworth as part of the divorce, but if the descriptions of his new property are any indication, Woods is coping just fine.
Wouldn't it be cool to have a private golf course around your house? Well, too bad. We checked, and as it turns out, you're not Tiger Woods.
"I'll be moving into my new home in Jupiter, Fla," he wrote Monday. "I'm excited about that and even more excited about my new practice facility. It's phenomenal. Working with my team, I designed the short-game facility and oversaw its construction. It features four greens, six bunkers with different depths and kinds of sand, a video center and a putting studio. If no wind is blowing, the longest club I can hit is a 7-iron. It's also set up so I can hit shots out of my second-story studio."
Can we talk about how incredibly cool that is? When I was in college it was a big deal when I bought a portable putting green. By contrast, Tiger can wake up, grab a glass of orange juice, walk upstairs, and attack the pin in his underwear, from his second story balcony. It's true, of course, that he's lost his wife, his reputation's taken a major hit in the past two years, and his golf game may never recover from all this.
But even if he never wins another tournament in his life... He's still Tiger Woods, and we're not. And with or without Elin, retiring on a private golf course seems like a pretty great way to go out.