Tiger Woods’ yacht is ready for the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, even though Woods likely isn’t there yet.
According to Marinetraffic.com, Woods’ $20 million yacht “Privacy” is docked at Oyster Bay, N.Y. According to recent port calls, the ship arrived on Wednesday.
“I don’t know if he’s here, but that’s his boat,” said a worker at Oyster Bay Marine Center, when reached by GOLF.com. “I really don’t know too much, but I know it’s [his boat].”
Presumably Woods will stay on the yacht during PGA week, as it’s currently docked just 13 miles away from Bethpage Black. He also stayed on his yacht during the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot and, more recently, docked on Long Island during the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. The yacht arrived about a week before the tournament started last year, although this year’s arrival is an additional week early. Unsurprisingly Woods had little to say when asked about the advantages and commute while staying on the yacht during last year’s Open at Shinnecock Hills.
“Yeah, staying on the dinghy helps,” he said.
Woods’ yacht is 6,500 square feet and can sleep 21 people. It reportedly has a crew of nine and costs $2 million a year to maintain.
The PGA Championship at Bethpage Black is May 16-19. It will be Woods’ first start since his Masters victory. He won the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in 2002.
While we might not see Woods on Long Island in the next few days, there’s a chance he appears publicly in Washington D.C. According to Fox News anchor Ed Henry, Woods is expected to be at the White House on Monday for a ceremony with President Donald Trump. President Trump tweeted on April 15, the day after Woods’s fifth Masters victory, that he was going to give him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.