Friday, March 8, 2013
Bubba Watson buys home from Tiger
ESPN.com news services
Tiger Woods' former home, made infamous by his 2009 Thanksgiving night car accident, has been sold to fellow golfer Bubba Watson, according to reports.
The lakefront property made infamous in a 2009 Thanksgiving night car accident and subsequent scandal that derailed Tiger Woods' career is under new ownership.
Bubba Watson, the 2012 Masters champion, said Friday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Fla., that he bought the former world No. 1's home in the gated Isleworth community in Windermere, Fla., according to multiple reports.
"We closed last summer and we're moving in next Thursday or Friday," Watson told Golf.com.
Watson, a four-time PGA Tour winner, shot a 69 on Friday at TPC Blue Monster and is tied for fifth at the Cadillac. He trails 36-hole leader Woods by four shots.
According to public records, Woods originally bought the home for $2,475,000 in July 2000, and it had an assessed value of nearly $2.2 million in 2012.
Watson, according to reports, is doing a complete renovation of the .65-acre lot. The original layout included eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms and was 6,809 square feet.