Mar
8
2013
Guess who bought Tiger’s old house?
By Conor Nagle under Gossip

This guy.

Masters champ Bubba Watson has made no secret of his imminent move to Florida’s exclusive Isleworth Estate, but until this afternoon, he’d neglected to mention one crucial fact: the house he’ll soon call home was once owned — and inhabited, no less! —  by a certain 14-time major champion.

Speaking to reporters — GOLF.com’s Cameron Morfit among them — after carding a 69 in today’s second round of the WGC Cadillac Championship, Watson outlined the circuitous route by which he came to settle on the tournament leader’s former home:

“I looked at probably 50 houses before I looked at Tiger’s…

“”The one I’ve talked to the most is Charles Howell. He has two kids and talked about how family-oriented Isleworth is. They got programs for kids, tennis camps, golf camps, family night every Wednesday night for dinner. They were all things we wanted to be involved in, and the golf course is really good, too, for me to practice.”

No hero worship or seedy, pillow-smelling voyeurism, then? How disappointing.

Conor Nagle