Tiger's $54 Million House Is A Slowly Sinking Metaphor For SomethingS

You know, $54.5 million just doesn't go as far as it once did. Tiger Woods, who scraped together enough dough to get a mortgage at that price in Jupiter Island, Fla., two years ago, is already finding that out. We've all been there.

According to Gossip Extra, Woods and his ladyfriend Lindsey Vonn noticed cracks in the walls and doors scraping against the floor at Woods's 10,000-square-foot shack—sure signs the place is slowly sinking into the earth. It's apparently a common problem in Florida, where houses and even people have been known to get swallowed up, never to be seen again.

TMZ says the sag in Woods's house is limited to the dining room area. Woods has brought in a contractor who will insert giant screws known as helical piles that stretch some 24 feet deep. Gossip Extra says the screws can run as much as $1,000 a pop. Poor Tiger. Just another beleaguered homeowner forced to make do in that hardscrabble territory between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

[Gossip Extra]

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