Thanks to readers Tuco and Smolmania for the New York Post story on Tiger's new $65 million home on the East End, where he too can now enjoy sitting in Hampton's traffic and complain to Punch Sulzberger that Larry Dorman's New York Times articles are too focused on Phil.
His new neighbors in Southampton include real-estate developer Alfred Taubman, former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger and fashion designer Vera Wang.
Included in the recently renovated 19th-century manor home are six bedroom suites, a music room, a cypress wood-paneled library and staff quarters.Stevie's got a place to stay too.
The guesthouse, which also features ocean views, includes three bedrooms, each with bathrooms, a den and a kitchen.And I'm still kicking myself for only offering $65.1.
"It's one of the oldest and grandest estates on the East End," one broker said. "As soon as something goes on the market on Gin Lane it gets snapped up quickly, even in this slowing economy."
Woods' bid nearly landed in the rough.
"Tiger almost lost the house," a source said.
"Another buyer came in with a higher offer, but the deal was already sealed just hours before."
The seller of the estate, known as "By the Sea," is Austrian-born leveraged-buyout specialist, Gerhard Andlinger, 77.
Obviously clever home names was not part of his leveaged-buyout specialties. Now, "Buy the Sea" maybe...
There is a slideshow of photos too.
**Here's the denial on GolfDigest.com's Local Knowledge blog from Tiger agent Mark Steinberg. How could the New York Post get it so wrong?