As if he didn’t have enough to worry about what with playing in the final major tournament of 2013, there’s a concern for Tiger Woods back on the home front.
His Jupiter Island mansion may be sinking.
The problem isn’t atypical in Florida, but Woods did pay over $50 million for the joint, which was completed in 2011. When he and Lindsey Vonn, his girlfriend, noticed cracks in walls and that doors were catching, Woods hired a contractor to stabilize the place, according to public records cited by GossipExtra.com. TMZ reports that the problem is limited to the dining room and may be caused by improperly set or missing pilings.
The contractor will drill helical piles, essentially large screws, to help stablize the foundation of the mansion, which is on a narrow part of Jupiter Island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
“You are talking about a very heavy structure in a very wet area,” Steve Supplee of Steve Supplee Construction in Vero Beach, told TCPalm.com. His company is not doing any of Woods’s work. “And in Florida, almost all homes settle to some degree.”