Gary Woodland, a veteran PGA golfer and competitor in this year's Master's Tournament, recently sold his family home in Lake Nona Estates for $1.8 million, according to a deed signed March 30 and recorded Monday in Orange County.
"It's located on a street that has a cul-de-sac on each end and only 12 houses, so there's no through-traffic whatsoever," Armel said. "It's a place where professional athletes, financial investors, high net-worth individuals and such can live in an exclusive and private environment."
Woodland, who has struggled with a host of injuries over a seven-year period, reportedly moved to the Miami area to be close to his trainer David Alexander, and swing coach Jim McLean, according to a January story on PGATour.com.
The 32-year-old golfer struggled at this year's Master's Tournament, missing the cut with an 8-over-80 after the first two rounds. The tournament concluded Sunday evening in Augusta, Ga.
The University of Kansas graduate turned pro in 2007. He played in 11 PGA events this year, finishing in second place once and in the top 20 four times. His earnings totaled just over $2 million.
Over his career, Woodland has played in 185 PGA events prior to the Master's, finishing first twice in 2011 and 2013. His career earnings total just under $16 million.
The buyers of the house are Ed and Maria Wickey, formerly of Ashville, N.C. The couple are successful entrepreneurs, Armel said, having founded Eclipse Advantage Inc.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Fla., Eclipse Advantage is a managed on-site service company that provides outsourced distribution center services. The Wickeys sold the company in 2012 to venture capitalists, Armel said, allowing them to retire.
Built in 2006, the single-story home has four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and sits on an 0.8-acre parcel that backs up to a pond, with features that include a pool, spa and fitness center in a converted garage.
Asked why they liked their new home, the Wickeys mentioned the "great golf course" at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, its location close to Orlando International Airport and favorite pastimes, such as concerts, plays and restaurants, Armel said. The couple, both Army veterans, also like the proximity to a "brand new" Veterans Administration Hospital.