Woods says new Fla. estate nearly ready

March 7, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. golfer Tiger Woods says he's getting ready to move into his long-planned new estate and adjacent practice course on Jupiter Island, Fla.

Woods bought and began working on the 12-acre property in 2006, and after a lengthy process of tearing down some existing buildings and constructing the new complex, the former world No. 1 wrote Monday he's getting ready to occupy it, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

"Pretty soon, I'll be moving into my new home," he wrote in his Web based newsletter.

Woods also revealed details of his practice facility. He indicated it's geared to his short game and that a 7-iron is the longest club he'll be able to use on it, the newspaper said.

"It's phenomenal," Woods 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."

Woods retained the Jupiter Island estate as part of his divorce settlement with ex-wife Elin Nordegren. She kept the couple's former home in a gated community near Orlando -- scene of the 2009 car accident that led to revelations of the golfer's marital infidelities.

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