Mar
18
2011
Tiger’s Ex Buys Palm Beach Mansion Near Him
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, reportedly snatched up a $12.2 million mansion in North Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach Post. Somehow the size of Elin’s beach-front digs trumps Tiger’s new home in Jupiter that’s larger than Planet Jupiter. Can you buh-lieve it? Neither can I.

Apparently, Elin’s mansion, built originally in 1932, has 17,178 square feet, eight bathrooms and a 4,700-square-foot basement, and is just 10 miles from Tiger’s new place.

Last week Tiger wrote on his website that he expects to move into his $60-million crib soon, which is barely 10,000 square feet and equipped with a private practice facility.

Surely it’s no coincidence Elin is moving near Tiger. In the divorce agreement, it was reported Elin and Tiger would share custody of their two children, three-year-old  Sam Alexis and two-year-old Charlie Axel. The relocation from their Orlando home should allow the kids to easily switch between mom and dad.

In Tiger’s media blitz promoting his EA Sports’ video game, he emphasized the importance of focusing on his role as a single father.

Elin and the children are expected to move to the Palm Beach area in a few weeks. The Post is also reporting that Elin has been searching for private daycare centers and schools.

Tiger will play next week at the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Invitational, an event he’s won six times.