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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

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 6:23 pm

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

All this article has to do with is Elling's hatred of Woods because of some perceived or real slight. He's been told to lay off the "Escalade-runs-into-fire-hydra
t" drivel by his masters, and so he keeps searching for something, ANYTHING, he can dig up on the object of his hatred. When Woods finally wins again (won't be long now), it'll be interesting to watch the Elling creature attempt to avoid mentioning it.

Since: Aug 5, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2011 6:08 pm

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

I really don't see what this article has to do with golf, the PGA, the world rankings, etc. There's so many other things that can be written about other than this crap. This guy should be working for TMZ and not a sports site. The Master's is getting close. I'm sure Elling can find something to write about with some substance...not current real estate in Orlando.

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 4:14 pm

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Just wondering if all the Elling bashing would happen if the player was not an Americun.

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 4:01 pm

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

Hope all new and prospective residents see the class and honor in which the head of sales at this Property handles his opinion of a current resident in the press.  

So, he is running off a stellar athlete that had a family issue that became public, so they dont want him or his kind there.  So, what other type of people have the cash to live there, and how many more athletes and stars would this guy publicily torch like he did Tiger, that live there now..... sure he isnt the only athlete living out there...

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 3:35 pm

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

 I agree, Ellings Tiger bashing has gone on long enough. It seems to have taken a personal tone, was Ellings wife one of Tigers mistresses or something? Lay off Elling, you sound like you belong in US weekly or something. Stick to golf, the Tiger bashing is getting really really old.

Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: March 14, 2011 2:47 pm

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

How is it that a reputable TV station and web site provider like CBS continues to employ an imbecile like Eling.

He’s basically done nothing but trash talk Tiger Woods for the last 17 months, most of the trashing is BS.

Now in his latest article Eling writes "some business columnist is blaming the real estate woes on Woods."
Obviously this has nothing to do with the recession. It’s all Tigers fault that “not only 14% of homes are for sale in the neighbourhood,” but no one is buying them.


Eling, you are nothing but a tabloid writer. CBS please do your golf web site justice and find someone who can write professional golf articles, not tabloid BS.

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 2:39 pm

Orlando ready to bid adieu to Woods

 Lets get real here. They cannot sell any property because Tiger has fallen from grace? Come on, maybe the current economic down turn may have something to do with it as well. I'm sure that had Tiger Woods come out playing exceptional golf and put in a win and few top 5 finishes already, we would not even be commenting on, or reading such a story. It would probably be something like, Tiger is back! and has put his past behind him! Everyone Loves Tiger! Were all making tons of money again riding his coat tails! I in no way condone what Tiger did, but people make mistakes in life and they have to deal with the cosequences that come along with those poor decissions, but eventually you get up dust yourself off and move on with your life and the healing process the best you can. If I was a betting man, i'm sure there a re plenty of folks living in the same housing complex as Tiger doing exactly what he has done, the only difference is they have not gotten caught....yet.

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