Elin's New Beau: Coal Billionaire, 53

Florida neighbor Chris Cline has a submarine built for 2

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 12, 2013 10:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Elin Nordegren has apparently moved on from Tiger Woods, with her neighbor. But not just any neighbor: Sources tell the New York Post that Nordegren, 33, is dating billionaire coal tycoon Chris Cline, 53. "Elin and Chris have been dating since the holidays," says one insider. Cline, a twice-divorced father of four originally from West Virginia, is apparently a Republican, having reportedly hosted a Mitt Romney fundraiser last year.

In addition to his Florida mansion near Elin's in North Palm Beach's oceanfront Seminole Landing community, Cline also has a luxury yacht named Mine Games. (Business Insider digs up an old Bloomberg profile of Cline, which notes that the 164-foot yacht includes a romantic-sounding two-person submarine.) But he stays out of the spotlight, with one exception: Last year, an aspiring actor targeted him, along with other big names including Harvey Weinstein, in an attempted extortion plot. News of Nordegren's new love comes weeks after she and Woods were spotted together.

Tiger Woods' then-wife Elin Nordegren watches her then-husband play in his foursomes match at the Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, in San Francisco.
Tiger Woods' then-wife Elin Nordegren watches her then-husband play in his foursomes match at the Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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