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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
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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.


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Category: Golf
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Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2011 9:56 am
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

so let's get ready to watch the greatest golfer of all time. Go Tiger,



I believe he has a few more tournaments to win before we call him the greatest golfer.  He was getting very close to being the greatest golfer until he pulled the big boner.  He was the best of his period of time but not the best of all time,yet.  Let's wait and see what happens the next few years.

I don't believe he will win again.  The other golfers aren't in fear of him anymore.  It used to be that the other golfer were always afraid that Tiger would destroy them on the links.  But that is gone

2 items he is missing

1.  his discipline and concentration

2.  other golfers fear of his prowness on the golf course



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2011 1:34 am
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

   I can't believe that so many people hate Tiger Woods.  Before last year he was and would eventually be the greatest golfer  of all time. He made huge mistakes and is still paying for it greatly today. The PGA has always had very high standards and morals, but i bet their are alot of members who dabble in low class things. Woods golf turned the corner this weekend, and we will be seeing him on top of the leaderboards in the next couple of weeks. It's time to go on and forgive him. Tiger Woods will come back and he will play better than ever, so let's get ready to watch the greatest golfer of all time. Go Tiger, show Charlie Sheen what real "tiger blood" is all about.



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 11:45 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

VaHawk says:Tiger is everything Elling fantasizes of being.

I'm not a fan of Elling but I don't know who in his or her right mind would want to fantasize about Tiger.  He was a complete disgrace in his private life, and now he is a complete disappointment in his public life on the golf course. 



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Dennis Green would say, "He (Woods) is what we thought he was".



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

I actually have some personal input. My very good source said he is indeed a pain in the arse as a neighbour and was an embarrassment at social gatherings.

   Not that SSDD will be interested in the truth.



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Steve Elling is yet another teeny-tiny, insignificant weasel to become obsessed with Tiger Woods' success, fame and fortune.  People like Elling have hated Tiger for years.  Tiger is everything Elling fantasizes of being.  Elling wishes he could score on the golf course and in life the way Tiger has, but knows he has NO chance of accomplishing much, or of actually doing anything remarkable himself.  Instead of trying to be great he sets about to bring Tiger Woods down somewhere closer to his pathetic level.  
"The newspaper said that 14 percent of the multi-million-dollar homes in Isleworth are for sale."
So Elling is claiming that this trend is due to Tiger's damaged reputation.  Like the residents at Isleworth were all there in the first place to be close to Tiger?  Elling is either crazy, or stupid, or BOTH.   Is he ignoring the economy and housing situation in Florida?  What a TOOL!    



Since: May 22, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Dear Steven,

I challenge you to not write about Tiger Woods for at least one week.  It cannot be done. 



Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Keep up t5he good work Elling, Tiger deserves all the bad press. Didn't like him before and think even less of him now.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 8:44 pm
 

DIRTY ROTTEN CHEAP SHOT

14 percent of multi-million dollar homes are for sale in almost every upper crust resort in this country.  I should know.  I own homes in similar places.  In fact, BETTER places, which is hard to do.  I'm not bragging here.  No.  In fact, I am scolding.  That last line is a cheap shot.  It's a dirty, despicable cheap shot and you should be ashamed.  How long are you going to drag this out and kick this man while he is down?  He never treated you or other media this way.  He gave you tons of solid material.  Now, you have him down and hurting and you kick because he can't kick back.  Remember this:  What goes around, comes around.



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: March 14, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

 Elling your're a douche. find something positive to write about instead of stalking Tiger's every move.


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