World No 1 golfer Rory Mcllroy looks set to become neighbours to rival and World No 3 Tiger Woods. The 23 year old is thought to have completed the purchase of a £6.7 million Florida super pad about a kilometre from the Woods property. The 6 bedroom mansion has a swimming pool, gym, private jetty and most importantly for the Irishman, who earned more than £8 million this year, a putting green.
Mcllroy recently put the house he shared with his ex girlfriend in County Down up for sale, he has been dating top tennis player Caroline Wozniacki since July last year and they were seen recently together on a skiing holiday in Aspen. The move to an American base should make life easier for the golfer, he has been spending an increasing amount of time Stateside, in between his travels worldwide.
Mcllroy was recently voted the PGA Player of the year and awarded the Golf Writer’s Trophy, all icing on the cake in his most spectacular year yet. He won the USPGA Championship by 8 shots as well as 4 other tournaments, was part of the victorious European Ryder Cup team and topped the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic.
After attributing part of his success to girlfriend Caroline, Mcllroy said, “The 2012 season was a superb one for every aspect of European golf and that comes across when you look at the names of the players in contention for the Golf Writer’s Trophy this year – therefore to come out on top of that list is a great honour”.
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