The 34-year-old golfer says he has completed a swath of renovations to the $2.2 million mansion, which is located inside the lavish gated community of Isleworth in Windemere, a suburb just outside of Orlando.
'I looked at probably 50 houses before I looked at Tiger's,' Watson told Golf.com. '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.'
New house: Bubba Watson and his wife Angie are moving into a $2.2 million mansion in Florida that belonged to Tiger Woods
Teammates: Woods (left, shaking hands with Watson and right) is a Ryder Cup teammate of Bubba's and former practice round playing partner
Updated: Watson says he has completed a swath of renovations to the $2.2 million mansion (center) which is located inside the lavish gated community of Isleworth in Windemere
Woods bought the Isleworth home, which is conveniently located across the street from a driving range, in July 2000 for $2.5 million
It had been previously reported that Watson would be moving to 300-home community of Isleworth, but he didn't reveal until this week that the specific house he chose belonged to Woods.
Woods is a Ryder Cup teammate of Bubba's and former practice round playing partner. He bought the Isleworth home, which is conveniently located across the street from a driving range, in July 2000 for $2.5 million. The original layout of the 6,800-square-foot home had eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a swimming pool.
The Isleworth community made headlines in 2009 when it was the scene of Woods' highly publicized car accident, which later led to his admission of marital infidelity. Woods had crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant and then a tree on a neighbor's property after leaving his home around 2:30 a.m.
His wife, Elin Nordegren, reportedly used a golf club to free Woods from the vehicle and drag him away from the wreckage.
Several months after the crash, Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren, divorced. The home was transferred into Woods' name and he later put it up for sale.
Woods (right) shakes hands with his playing partners Bubba Watson (center) during the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open
Family: Angie and Bubba pose for a picture with their adopted son Caleb (left and right)
Woods (left) waves next to Watson as they are introduced during the opening ceremony for the 39th Ryder Cup
In addition to selling his Scottsdale home, Watson also put his $1.5 million lakefront home in Lexington, North Carolina up for sale in February 2012.
Watson said he wanted to be in a gated community for the safety of his wife and child.
'We’ve seen things in the news - our world is crazy,' Watson said, 'and it’s nice to have that piece of mind when we take walks or go outside.'
The Isleworth community made headlines in 2009 when it was the scene of Woods' highly publicized car accident, which later led to his admission to cheating on then-wife Elin Nordegren (pictured)
New home: Tiger Woods is now living in a $54 million home on Jupiter Island off the coast of Florida
Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren has moved into this $12 million home
'The one I’ve talked to the most is Charles Howell,' Watson said. 'He has two kids and talked about how family-oriented Isleworth is. They got programs for kids, tennis camps, golf camps, family night every Wednesday night for dinner. They were all things we wanted to be involved in, and the golf course is really good, too, for me to practice.'
Tiger Woods is now living in a $54 million home on Jupiter Island off the coast of Florida and his ex-wife is living in a $12 million home roughly 10 miles away.