Elin trumps Tiger with Florida mansion buy
AFP/The Local · 19 Mar 2011, 08:55
Published: 19 Mar 2011 08:55 GMT+01:00
The newspaper said Nordegren, a 30-year-old Swedish former model who divorced Woods last August, spent $12.2 million for a 1,580 square metre (17,000-square foot) home built in 1932 with eight bedrooms in a gated community near North Palm Beach.
Last week, Woods said he was soon moving into a $60 million beachfront mansion at Jupiter Island, 15 kilometres north of his ex-wife's new place, that is surrounded by a golf training area where he can work to improve his game.
Nordegren and the couple's two children, three-year-old daughter Sam Alexis and two-year-old son Charlie Axel, are expected to move into their new home in the next few weeks.
The arrangement should allow their children to be exchanged easily. Woods stressed in a media blitz this week ahead of the launch of a new videogame bearing his name that he is greatly focused on his role as a single father.
Woods, a 14-time major champion chasing the all-time record of 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus, has not won since November of 2009, just before a car crash that unveiled his infidelity with multiple mistresses and made him a comedy punchline.
The sex scandal led to a five-month hiatus from golf for Woods and his eventual divorce as well as the end of most of the endorsement deals that made him the first billion-dollar pitchman-athlete.
Woods will try to snap his win drought next week at the Bay Hill Invitational, near the Orlando homes where each of them now reside.