PALM BEACH GARDENS — Former top world golfer Lee Westwood just made half a million bucks without even swinging a club.
Westwood, 43, the 2016 Masters runner-up who dethroned Tiger Woods‘ as No. 1 golfer in the world in late 2010, has just sold his 10,000-square-foot mansion in the Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
And when the inked dried on the deal last week, Westwood pocketed $6.38 million — four years after buying the mansion for $5.87 million.
The house was originally listed earlier this year for $8 million.
The purchase of the one-acre property at 12235 Tillinghast Circle and its six-bedroom house on Old Palm’s 14th fairway was completed by George McMahon and his wife Sarah, according to public records obtained by Gossip Extra.
George owns a heavy equipment rental company in Texas worth upward of $20 million, a company he started with a $10,000-advance on a credit card.
Rob Thomson of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities, McMahon’s agent, said the property is “the ultimate golf club property.”
“It’s an absolutely beautiful house,” Thomson said. “And it’s got awesome views on the Old Palm golf course, which is one of the best in the area. The buyers have had several houses in this area and knew what they were looking for.”
For Westwood, however, the property never appeared to be happy one.
Months after they moved in, the golfer’s wife of 16 years Laurae filed for divorce in a Palm Beach County family court. She alleged he was cheating on her, which he has denied.
It took months for the bitter divorce to play out as the main issues included how much of Westwood’s estimated $75 million-fortune would be headed in Laurae’s pockets.
She and their two children returned to England after she filed.
Last year Westwood, too, moved back to focus on the European tour.
The divorce was settled last month. The details of the divorce agreement will remain sealed for as long as Westwood and his ex abide by it.