Bubba Watson bought Tiger Woods’ old house

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In golf parlance, the saying went, "I am Tiger Woods," and for Bubba Watson, he's one step closer to that happening after his recent purchase.

Watson, the 2012 Masters champion, told Golf.com this week at Doral that the house he decided on purchasing in Florida belonged to none other than Tiger Woods, a Ryder Cup teammate of Bubba's and former practice round playing partner.

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The house is in Orlando's gated Islesworth community and while it belonged to Tiger at one point, it won't resemble much of what Woods was used to.

"I looked at probably 50 houses before I looked at Tiger's," Bubba Watson said. "A lot of the houses there are old, and we ended up changing everything. We probably saved maybe five percent of it. We built it all around Caleb. There are like three playrooms."

Bubba was a former Scottsdale, Ariz., resident but is moving to Florida after he and wife Angie adopted their baby boy a year ago, and I think it's cool that he settled on Tiger's house.

[Related: Vintage Tiger Woods puts on a show at Doral]

We hear of celebrities in Los Angeles buying former celebrities houses all the time, but for golfers it's the Florida area where that appears to happen. Watson plans to move in next week, and if he keeps up his play at Doral might be fighting the former owner of his house for one more piece of hardware to add to his new mantel.

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