By Jay Busbee
Good news for Tiger Woods: He’s finally getting his own place!
On his blog Monday, Woods broke the news that he’ll soon be moving into his new Jupiter, Fla., home, which you might be able to spot in the photograph above. As previous reports have indicated, the home includes a 6,400-square-foot gym/media room/bar, an elevator, a reflecting pond and a lap pool.
But Woods being a golfer and all, he’s even more excited about the practice facility around the house. “It’s phenomenal,” he wrote. “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.”
The practice facility also has multiple grass types, allowing Woods to practice his short game from 150 yards and in on any conceivable PGA Tour surface. And while Woods’ entire game is a mess at this point, it’s a safe bet that he can straighten out his drives a lot easier than he can regain his touch on and around the greens.
Woods has not won since 2009, and has not won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open. Working with new swing coach Sean Foley, he’s trying to regain confidence on the course. His next tournament will be this week at the Cadillac Championship at Doral in Miami.
“[M]y swing is still a work in progress, and it takes time to get comfortable with everything,” Woods wrote. “It’s hard to implement all these changes. I just have to keep moving forward.” And this is a nice place to do so, yes?
Now, the greens and bunkers are nice and all, but here’s the best part: “It’s also set up so I can hit shots out of my second-story studio,” Woods wrote. Think about that: He’s going to hit balls off the second floor of his $50 million house. You need further proof the guy’s not married any more, there it is; wives generally aren’t keen on their men swinging his clubs in the house, even if they are 14-time major winners.
Bottom line: This is hands-down the slickest bachelor pad in human history. And if Tiger asks you to help him move, don’t just settle for the usual beer and pizza afterward. Hold out for a little more.
[Photo courtesy Jeff Lichtenstein Realty. Photo by Terry Yeager, Above & Beyond Aviation Services.]