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Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Posted on: March 14, 2011 1:47 pm
Edited on: March 14, 2011 2:58 pm
 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Once upon a time, when it became known that Tiger Woods had bought property in Jupiter and was planning to move down the coast, a columnist in the Orlando Sentinel jokingly suggested that the city build a canal from to the ocean to the lakes behind his home so that Tiger could park his $22 million yacht in Orlando.

You know, as an inducement to keep him from leaving.

Those days are long, long gone. Some are hoping the same phrase will soon apply to Woods himself.

Monday in the newspaper's business section, printed the morning Woods was set to appear in the two-round Tavistock Cup matches at his home club, Isleworth, the newspaper did all but say good riddance.

Wrote Sentinel business columnist Beth Kassab, who has generally gushed about anything related to the Tavistock Group -- which owns Isleworth -- over the years: "In some ways, Isleworth's loss of prestige by being associated with Woods happened more than a year ago, when the world's most publicized driveway fender bender led to the unraveling of golfer's image and game. His name was once a big selling point for real estate agents and businesses touting the area as a hot neighborhood. But that sentiment has cooled."

It seems that few buyers want to live near to the fallen world No. 1.

"We held him in really high regard," Vic Miesel, who specializes in luxury home sales in the Windermere area at Maingate Real Estate, told the newspaper. "The luster of his fame has definitely worn off on a lot of people."

In fact, some residents grew so tired of the army of cameras parked outside the gates or helicopters hovering overhead last year that they complained openly about his presence. When Woods hired private security to park outside his home, it annoyed some of his neighbors, who got the evil eye when they drove past.

Woods is building a new manse on Jupiter Island with a completion and move-in date set for "pretty soon," he said vaguely last week in Miami.

The newspaper said that 14 percent of the multi-million-dollar homes in Isleworth are for sale.


Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: March 16, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

"playing well...which is what we want to see..."  We? WE?  Do you have a mouse in your pocket?



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: March 16, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

....dude you have to be kidding....many of the millonaire athletes and celebrities are doing the exact same thing as Tiger....why do you believe the divorce rate is so high...if you were 25-30 years old , worth a billion dollars, and had women falling at your feet, you're telling me you probably wouldn't give in to the temptation???...really...if MEN, fans, sportscasters, columnist, and even other super athletes are drooling over him, don't you think women are flocking to him like crazy as well??....I'm not condoning the behavior , but i understand the behavior...and I'm not sure if I were in his shoes I wouldn't have done something similar...We often know better, but that doesn't stop us from failing....take a look around buddy, other celebrites, athletes, politicians, pastors, clergy, etc. are doing the same or worse...keep it real....He messed up, he acknowledged it, he apologized, now move on, and let him play golf, and hopefully it's back to playing well....which is what we want to see...





Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: March 16, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

I BELIEVE YOU ON THE MEDIA PART, BUT HIM GET HIS GAME BACK?  DUDE PUT A FORK IN HIM.  COULDNT STAND HIM BEFORE AND STILL CANT STAND HIM!  GAME IS GONE, BUT GO AHEAD AND KEEP WISHING.  IF HES LUCKY HE MIGHT PULL OUT ONE MORE MAJOR!! HOPEFULLY ONLY ONE MORE!!



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: March 16, 2011 9:46 am
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Isn't it unreal how the "sports writters" were the ones who worshipped him, wrote about him, broke arms and legs to interview him, OH YEAH, when he was winning.  He's had a bad couple of years, and he is still ranked NO 5 in the world, that's right, IN THE WORLD.  The fans flocked to see him, but the writters and interviewers were the ones that actually worshipped him, and look now, theyare the first to club him in the head.  Amazing how drunks, wife beaters, killers, drug users, dog killers, can STILL, CURRENTLY, RIGHT NOW, play in the NFL, but the world HATES Tiger for what he did.  I can't wait until he gets his game back, wins consistantly like in the past, breaks the Majors record, all before he turns 45, just to see the sports writters EAT THEIR WORDS.  I'd live next to Tiger in a heartbeat, but unfortunately I can't afford to park his boat let alone live next to it.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: March 16, 2011 7:05 am
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

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Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: March 16, 2011 2:30 am
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

i would definitly live near tiger if i had that type of cash haha<br />




Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

...kinda funny how when the guy was on top for so long , his critics still said he wasn't bigger than the game....now that he hasn't won in a while and really hasn't shown any of his old form lately, the same haters still don't cover the guys who are winning, and deserve to be covered....so maybe Tiger IS  bigger than the game....everyone knows he is no longer #1 in the world.....the sad thing is no one knows or cares who is #1...even the so called golf experts and columnists don't really care....






Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

I dont believe he will win again.

C'mon popeye47... He will never win again?..35 years old..still ranked 5th in the world..and will never win again?.. Guys ranked worse than 50th in the world win events...and you dont think he will ever win...c'mon.

I work in the golf industry. I have seen this guy in person win 2 majors at my home course in Illinois. Golf is a mental sport. Thats what seperates the pros from the joes. Tiger hasnt forgotten how to swing a golf club. Obviously his mind has been preoccupied with, you know, his failed marriage and all that comes along with divorce. The guy isnt immune to emotion..just because he was the cheater doesnt mean the divorce hasnt, quite frankly, fucked with his head. Once he can move past the stress, drama, difficult emotions, and clear his head and focus on golf, he will start playing better. When my father, who was my mentor and best friend, passed away, my game suffered for a good year..maybe longer. He will get the physical game together when he gets his mind together. Like I said, this man has been swinging his clubs since he was a year old...It doesnt just go away.

And, to be honest, I think it's sad how people have been bashing the guy, and turning their backs on him. I didnt realize all of you were cheering for the guy all those years because you thought he was a faithful boyfriend/husband. Kind of assumed you cheered because of what he did ON the course. You cheer for athletes in pro sports because of what they do on the course, court, ice, or field. Im sure a ton of great, hall of fame athletes were cheaters, alcoholics, liars, assholes, etc.. And dont give me any bs about pro athletes having to set an example for children. Parents do that. A child isnt going to know/care about Tiger's infidelity...Or Pete Rose's betting problem.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

maybe some ARE cheating on their spouse, but none have told me to buy a buick or a 75 dollar nike shirt. and i truly doubt if any of these people you are talking about have EVER had 120 sex partners in their lifetimes. but mr niceguy has. wonder if he will teach his son the same tricks he has done. i would not be proud if i was he.




Since: Aug 21, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2011 10:38 am
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Your Tiger envy has grown to astronomical proportions, Elling. You're digging deep for this garbage.  
I realize you won't read this Elling -- you're too busy dredging lame muck for your next Tiger piece -- but it's really time to let it go, dude. This is beyond pathetic. 
Get over your Tiger jelousy and enjoy your job for once. Your columns reek of crushed soul bitterness.


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