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Woods acquires Jupiter Island property for $38 million

JUPITER ISLAND, Fla. -- Tiger Woods has completed a $38
million purchase of 10 acres of residential property stretching
from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Woods, who grew up in southern California, moved to Orlando in
1996 when he turned pro.

"I'm close to the water," Woods said Tuesday. "I grew up here
in southern Cal not too far away from the beach, and I miss the
ocean. Being in Orlando ... there's a bunch of lakes, but it's not
the ocean."

The transaction marks the largest single residential sale in
Martin County history.

Woods' new property includes a 13,207-square-foot home, several
guest houses and two docks, perhaps with enough space for his
155-foot yacht. Records show the main, two-story home includes
eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, and another house has six bedrooms
and seven baths.

The property was sold to three companies, each with a common
Orlando address that belongs to ETW Corp., the licensing agent for
Woods. He and his father, Earl, are listed as two of the company's
principals.

Jupiter Island, a waterfront strip north of Palm Beach
considered among the nation's wealthiest enclaves, is home to
golfers Greg Norman and Nick Price and singers Celine Dion and Alan
Jackson.

Woods, who turned 30 last month, has a home in Orlando recently
assessed at $2.5 million. He and his wife, Elin, also own property
in California, Sweden and Jackson, Wyo.

He said he likely would keep a house or a villa at Isleworth, an
exclusive community outside Orlando with a golf course that Woods
said was tougher than anything he could find in south Florida.