When it rains, it pours, right? No sooner did Bubba Watson win the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament did his North Carolina home come on the market—and judging from listing, the guy who needed no formal training to dominate a major golf championship needs a little extra help exposing for a proper photo.
According to Zillow Blog, Watson and his wife, Angie, who have been renting a place in Orlando after adopting their son, bought the four-bedroom property for $1.1M in 2009, the year before his first PGA win. Built in 1988, the 3,400-square-foot house sits above High Rock Lake in the small city of Lexington (not far from the Lexington Golf Club, of course) and is, according to the brokerbabble, "beyond custom." The property includes a heated saltwater pool and hot tub; a boathouse, dock, and covered boat storage; an aluminum floating pier; and an outdoor kitchen with all the trappings. Interesting coincidence: the home is listed for $1.499M, a nearly identical figure to what Watson took home in Masters earnings ($1.44M). It's also worth mentioning that if it's the home of a golf champ you're after, Phil Mickelson is trying to unload his place, too.
· Big Days for Bubba Watson: Adopts Son, Wins Masters, Lists Home for Sale [Zillow Blog]
· 178 Foxglove Lane, Lexington, N.C. [Zillow]