Sorry Mickey, but Orlando is about to lose its most famous resident.
Tiger Woods said Monday that he is almost ready to move from Orlando to his new Jupiter Island, Fla., mansion, according to his blog post on TigerWoods.com.
Pretty soon, I’ll be moving into my new home in Jupiter, Fla. I’m excited about that and even more excited about my new practice facility. It’s phenomenal. Working with my team, I designed the short-game facility and oversaw its construction. It features four greens, six bunkers with different depths and kinds of sand, a video center and a putting studio. If no wind is blowing, the longest club I can hit is a 7-iron. It’s also set up so I can hit shots out of my second-story studio.
Woods will play at the WGC Cadillac Championship at the Doral resort in Miami this week, his first event since losing in the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson last month. In his blog, Woods said that his poor drive on the first playoff hole against Thomas Bjorn wasn’t the only reason he lost.
Obviously, it was pretty frustrating to lose to Thomas Bjørn on the 19th hole in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. People focus on the bad tee shot I hit, but that’s not the only reason I lost. I hit two terrible pitch shots on the back nine and have worked hard to change my release with my chipping. We’ll see if it pays off at Doral.
Woods has good memories at Doral, where he’s won six times, most recently in 2007. He said that he is looking forward to playing this week, but he is still working on his new swing with coach Sean Foley.
As I’ve said, my swing is still a work in progress, and it takes time to get comfortable with everything. It’s hard to implement all these changes. I just have to keep moving forward. I’m light years ahead of where I was at the end of last summer. The biggest thing is understanding what shot to hit and how to adjust my ball flight. Thanks to Sean Foley, I have a much deeper understanding of how to do this than ever before.
When will I win again? Whenever it happens, it happens. I’m just going to keep trying to progress.