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
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)

(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.

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iq145
Apr 10, 2014 9:07 PM CDT
So... Are they saying Elin Nordegren is a gold digger or a coal burner?
9SEABEE
Mar 15, 2013 3:42 PM CDT
Nothing new, she already knows how to burn coal.
BinThereDunThat
Mar 13, 2013 12:50 AM CDT
This guy has violated clean water standards 25 times at 4 different mines, his best friend was killed when the roof of the mine collapsed. He was fined $45,500 and after 3 years settled with the widow. He has a 33,000 sq ft house and a gorgeous yacht. He also has a nose that leans to the left, like somebody gave him a right hook. It's got to be money that she sees in this guy, because it's not looks. Do Google images if you want to see what he looks like.