Tiger Woods just confirmed he’s avoiding US Open traffic by staying on his $20 million, 155-foot yacht — and he called it a ‘dinghy’

Tiger Woods and his yacht, Privacy. Getty / Reuters
  • Tiger Woods confirmed to the media on Tuesday that he is indeed staying on his huge yacht during the US Open, one of golf’s biggest competitions.
  • Woods even called his $US20 million, 155-foot yacht a “dinghy.”
  • You can check out the yacht – as well as a photo of Woods in its actual dinghy – below.
  • The US Open begins Thursday.

Tiger Woods just confirmed to the media that he is indeed staying aboard his $US20 million, 155-foot yacht during the US Open – and he even called it his “dinghy.”

Page Six was first to report on the rumour that Woods had berthed his yacht, called Privacy, in the Hamptons last week.

The yacht is now in Sag Harbour, a 30-minute drive from Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the site of this year’s US Open, one of the biggest competitions in golf. It begins on Thursday.

Woods said that staying aboard the yacht is a huge plus because it provides the perfect respite from the “tournament scene” and reduces traffic chaos en route to the competition.

“Sag Harbour is a cute little town,” he told journalists at a pre-tournament USGA event on Tuesday. “I’ve only been there for a few days now. I haven’t really got a chance to walk about a little bit, but I certainly will this week. So far it’s been nice to kind of get away from the tournament scene and go there to my dinghy there and just really enjoy it.”

Check out the yacht:

Here’s Woods in the yacht’s actual dinghy:

One journalist jokingly asked Woods whether he felt weird that Privacy was not even the “biggest yacht in the yard.” Woods laughed and said, “I’m not opposed to that.”

Woods bought Privacy in 2004. It has a top speed of 17 knots, is big enough to sleep 17 people, and has a theatre, a gym, and a Jacuzzi.