Tiger Woods' homes through the years, from humble Californian bungalow where he grew up to amazing £41m Florida mansion

WHAT a journey it's been for Tiger Woods.

As the golf superstar, who begins his defence of his Masters crown, rose to the top of the game – has climbed up the property ladder.


The 44-year-old grew up in Californian in a humble bungalow with his parents.

When he began to make his name in sport, he splashed £2.5million on a stunning beachside property in Newport County.

With more money in the bank, Woods moved to Windermere, Florida – and he became so enamoured with the state he's stayed there ever since.

And let's not forget an island in Sweden he was once linked to buying, as well as property in a Bahamas resort Spurs owner Joe Lewis and pop star Justin Timberlake swear by.

THE FAMILY HOME

Found on the corner of a road in a nondescript middle-class neighbourhood in Cypress, California is the bungalow where Tiger grew up with parents Earl and Kultida.

It was perfectly situated for the numerous golf courses Tiger would practice at with his father nearby.

The three bedroom bungalow spanned 1,500 square feet, and is considered a historical monument.

Before Earl died in 2006, he made a vow not to sell it. Instead, he wished to turn the property into a museum.

"I have prepared this house so that it can be converted into a national historical monument one day," Earl revealed to the Observer Sport Monthly in 2002.


NEWPORT BEACH

In 2004, Woods paid £2.2million for a two story 2,000 square foot condo overlooking the ocean.

It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a one-car garage.

The property was where Tiger reportedly spent time with mistress Jamie Jungers.

But in 2012, Woods decided to cut his losses and list the home for sale.

And he seemingly lost money on it, with the home available to buy for £1.8million.


MOVES TO FLORIDA

Golf stars love Florida.

So it was no surprise that Woods eventually moved to the Sunshine State, initially settling in Windermere with ex-wife Elin Nordegren.

They lived in a £3.8million in the private gated community of Isleworth Golf & Country Club, with pictures featured on Realtor.com.

The 7,940 square foot property boasts seven bedrooms (including a master suite with its own living room), and seven and a half bathrooms.

Famously, it's where Tiger crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant and a tree just yards from the driveway.

Just two days earlier it had been alleged the golfing superstar was having an affair with New York nightclub hostess, Rachel Uchitel.





HIS CURRENT ABODE

In 2010, after his divorce from Elin, Woods left Windermere for Jupiter Island and a £41million home built to specification.

Not only does it boast its own four-hole golf course, the home has a 100ft swimming pool, as well as an outdoor basketball area and tennis court.

It's so big there are two sections to the property, with one a 3,300-square-foot living quarters and the other a 6,400-square-foot multi-purpose building.

And Tiger has plenty to entertain himself with, including his very own oxygen therapy room, a private cinema, a state-of-the-art gym and a games room.

On living in Jupiter, Woods once said: “In Orlando, there’s a bunch of lakes, but it’s not the ocean.

"Jupiter is just a great area to live.”



NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

The most outrageous story to make the rounds on Tiger was that he had his own island in Sweden.

The 62-acre plot of land in Lake Malaren, an hour away from Stockholm, features a luxury villa, 25,000 square foot garden, a hunting cottage, a pool, hot tub, stables, a private harbour, and plenty of woodland surrounding it.

Super private, the island was only accessible by boat or plane – lucky because it also boasted its own runway.

However, Swedish blog Der Exilgolfer claimed that Tiger didn't own the property after an initial report claimed he was selling it in 2015.




BAHAMAS

Outside of golf, Woods has his fingers in plenty of pies.

One of them is Albany, one of the world's most exclusive resort communities in the Bahamas.

Owned by British billionaire Joe lewis and his investment organisation Tavistock Group, Woods piled some money into the business along with Ernie Els and pop star Justin Timberlake.

It opened in 2010, and features incredible apartments to buy and rent, as well as plenty of amenities aimed at the jet set crowd.



Within the 600 oceanside acres, you can play golf, ride horses, dine around a mega-yacht marina, and pamper yourself at a luxury spa.

The starting price for a home here is around £4million with prices rising to £20million for the biggest villas.

Surely that gives Tiger somewhere to stay for the night when in the Bahamas?

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