Finally, Tiger Woods has come out of his closet of secrecy!
The horny golfer became officially a Palm Beach County homeowner last month, joining the property-tax rolls in his own name instead of the cloak of confidentiality of a trust.
Let me explain:
When Woods first bought land in 2005 in Jupiter, he did it through a trust, Rocking Horse Irrevocable Trust, in the hope of staying below the radar. His name was nowhere to be found.
But for some reason, the trust — controlled by Chris Hubman, Woods’ lawyer and business manager — handed the $5 million-mansion to Woods in mid-June for traditional quick deed fee of $10.
“I recommend that my clients do something similar to simplify ownership of their assets,” said a Palm Beach trust lawyer who asked not to be named. “People now know Tiger Woods owns that house, so a trust is pretty much useless. The main reason for a trust is to keep the real owner of a property secret.”
The house, built over the course of nearly four years just west of the Intracoastal, is currently used by the golfer to visit his mother, Tida, and the two children he had with ex-wife Elin Nordegren.
Their divorce settlement mandates that Woods provide Nordegren with a criminal background check for everyone who spends the night with him while his kids are around, so he sees them in Jupiter — even if that place has a Playboy Mansion-style grotto hot tub.
Galpals whom Woods wants to keep undercover converge to his other house across the Intracoastal in Jupiter Island.