Bill Gates’ golfing buddies were among the first to learn that his marriage was in the rough.
The billionaire Microsoft mogul described his relationship with wife Melinda as “loveless” to his links pals long before the couple’s divorce was revealed publicly, The Post has learned.
“Bill did talk to his close friends on the golf course,” said a source.
“He told them a while back that the marriage was loveless, that it had been over for some time and they were living separate lives.”
Gates is a golf fanatic, who wed his now-estranged wife next to the par-3, 12th hole on the golf course at the Manele Bay Hotel in Hawaii.
He is even finding comfort in golf while his romantic world collapses, as he is reportedly holed up at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, California, which bills itself as “one of the United States’ most prestigious” golf clubs.
Meanwhile, The Post has learned that the decision to divorce…