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Elin trumps Tiger with Florida mansion buy

AFP/The Local · 19 Mar 2011, 08:55

Published: 19 Mar 2011 08:55 GMT+01:00

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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.

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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.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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09:16 March 19, 2011 by Pont-y-garreg
This is news?
09:21 March 19, 2011 by expatjourno
Yawn. Zzzzzzzz.
09:26 March 19, 2011 by Rishonim
The situation in Japan is quite dreadful and heart wrenching .
11:50 March 19, 2011 by fromadistance
I agree! Is this news worhty. If so, how VERY swedish!!!
12:24 March 19, 2011 by Swedesmith
17,000 sq ft? Does it have its own airplane hanger?
15:15 March 19, 2011 by tgolan
A women whose only claim to fame is that she had 2 kid by Tiger, just a high priced piece of........
15:44 March 19, 2011 by hjoian
Funny, i logged in to say what a worthless news item this is,what with all the other s**t going on in the world,and so glad to see great minds think alike.
16:01 March 19, 2011 by 2394040
Thousands die, and someone really cares to hear about these two characters? Utter nonsense!
16:14 March 19, 2011 by Atlas
Dear TheLocal

Please let me know next time when Elin decides to cut her hair, or just when she sets foot outside her mansion...i'm really dying to know more...


Mine bigger than yours...and with your money... Elin said to Tiger
16:40 March 19, 2011 by Byggare Bob
for such 'non news' this is sure getting some reaction.
19:38 March 19, 2011 by tzatara1
who cares .....!?
20:33 March 19, 2011 by wxman
You're all right; this is a non-story. However, I hope she bleeds him absolutely dry.
20:53 March 19, 2011 by eZee.se
1. Gold digger buys bigger mansion than legendary sportsman who is a cheater.

2. Nuclear disaster in Japan.

Hmmm, which do we print... this is a toughie!
22:10 March 19, 2011 by RobinHood
I believe someone has grown a giant turnip in Mora, can we have a story on that please The Local?
23:05 March 19, 2011 by charubun pananon
For the optimists, it is funny news in the time of sadness. It also reminds us that Tiger's hole is always costly, isn't it ? - 'Smile makes us fine'
09:41 March 20, 2011 by djmarko
guess Lagom is not applicable here!!!
16:10 March 20, 2011 by johnny1939
Not just doom and gloom. Swedish woman does well...good...am happy for her
10:00 March 21, 2011 by J Jack
She's not a Gold Digger, she's a Miner! The only good thing about her neighborhood is the weather & btw, barely above sea level on man made islands connected by the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). A stupid place to be in an earthquake and with Haiti in striking range for tsunami hits. Add to this the Hutchinson Island nuclear plant which is only 75 klms to the North. It could be news sometime! Even history. If making such a bad investment is doing well then I'm Donald Duck. I hope gets out alive when her mine collapses.
16:12 March 21, 2011 by Syftfel
The interesting part to this story is neither victim Elin nor womanizing Tiger, but Elin's mother, i.e. prominent social democrat politician from near Gävle. Clearly, by now, Ms Barbro Holmberg must by now have abandoned her social democrat roots since all this money would certainly be incompatible with her marxist thoughts of her past. Plus, if Elin is smart, she will suck a lot more out of her cocktail waitress chasing former husband. There's millions more to be had. And when she's done, turn him upside down and shake out any lose change from his pockets. Clearly she should find herself an absolutely savage attorney who won't leave a bare bone in Tiger's body. And Barbro can act as "financial consultant" and frolic in all that dough, albeit contrary to her social democrat dogma of yore.
20:06 March 21, 2011 by johnny1939
Elin's sister(twin) who is an attorney probably has a horse in this race too hehe
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