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Report: Tiger Woods' mansion sinking

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Tiger Woods is busy trying to earn his first major win in more than five years this weekend at the PGA Championship. But as the world’s No. 1 golfer tries to tackle Oak Hill Country Club, his Florida home may be sinking into the soft Sunshine State soil.

According to Gossip Extra, Woods has hired a contractor to stabilize his 10,000-square-foot waterfront mansion in Jupiter Island. The site says the issue first arose when Woods and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn noticed cracks in the walls and doors rubbing along the ground.

"This sort of thing occurs quite a bit in Florida," Skip Barrett of South Coast Foundation Systems told Gossip Extra. "In Florida, the soil has layers of organic matter that eventually decomposes. Once that happens, many homes start sinking."

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The house is reportedly being stabilized with large helical piles that cost an estimated $1,000 apiece. The site says a home the size of Tiger’s would require 15 of the piles, but fortunately Woods won $1.5 million at last week’s Bridgestone Invitational, so he should be able to foot the bill.

TMZ is also reporting that contractors have bust open a hole in his dining room to further trouble-shoot the situation.

Woods moved into the $54.5 million home (on a 12-acre lot that includes a world-class practice facility) in July 2011.

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