Golf star Tiger Woods finished poorly in second-round play at the Firestone Country Club on August 6, scoring over-par in back-to-back rounds for the first time. But the WGC Bridgestone Invitational isn’t the only thing he’s now expected to lose.

According to several reports, Woods is giving up his home in Orlando as part of a multi-million dollar divorce settlement with soon-to-be ex-wife Elin Woods.

According to Radaronline.com, who first broke the story, a source close to Elin said she initially wanted to take a nearly finished home in Jupiter, Fla. as her primary house because she has family and friends who reside in south Florida. But she changed her mind during the divorce negotiations.

“It looks like Tiger is going to make the Jupiter home his permanent residence,” the source told RadarOnline.com. “It’s got a state of the art gym and was built to his specs. And it keeps him just a few hours’ drive from his  children.”

Woods currently lives in his home in Windemere, Fla., where he, Elin and their two children resided. But RadarOnline.com’s source said Elin may also be taking the Windemere home as part of the settlement, if she doesn’t sell it.

“She hasn’t lived there in more than a year and that home has good and bad memories for her,” the source said. “She hasn’t told anyone if she’s going to keep it or sell it. But one thing is for sure, she will walk away from the marriage with enough money to do whatever she wants.”

Woods hasn’t responded to any of the claims made by RadarOnline.com. He is tied for 75th place in a field of 81 players at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational after recording a 72 in the first round and a 74 in the second round. A score of 146 after two rounds would mean Woods would not make the weekend cut, but because the Bridgestone Invitational is a World Golf Championship event, there is no cut after the first two rounds of play.

 

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor