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News To Tim Finchem's Ears: Rory Buying $10.9 Million Florida Mansion

Brian Keogh summarizes Jose Lambiet's exclusive story on world No. 1 setting up shop in Palm Beach Gardens for the long term.

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I sold it at a loss. He's a good kid.
12.7.2012 | Unregistered Commenter3foot1
That Nike money spends easy.
12.8.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
There's a story floating around out there that Rory agreed to play the Australian Open for a $1,000,000 appearance fee " but following the 23-year-old's torrid finish to the 2012 season -- including an eight-shot win at the PGA Championship -- the fee went from $1 million to $2 million, thereby putting him out of reach financially for Aussie tournament officials."

That'd be the down payment right there!

Based on the way the article is written sounds like they had a deal and then Ror's reneged.
12.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Good way to get a bad reputation.
12.8.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
The Asutralians should be used to it. Stuart Appleby had agreed to play in a primo Australian event -- and I think it was their Open, but might have been one of the others -- some years ago when a flurry of little US successes boosted his rankings sufficiently that he was invited to the Nedbank at the 11th hour. He never hesitated -- told his countrymen only days before the event teed off -- that he was history and went to South Africa (where, if memory serves, he was either DFL or close to it).

Mind you, altering an appearance fee after a contract is signed is very tacky. I'm not a great fan of behavioural Rory, but this does not seem to be his style. However, perhaps enough money to buy a $10 million mansion in Fla and move the bimbo in has gone to his head.
12.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Drove by the house after I saw the article on Jose's site. Big, very modern-style, not like most Palm Beach area homes. He's within walking distance of Bear's Club.
12.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEcannondale
Lucky kid!
12.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStord
I wonder how Mr. Knight and the folks at Nike feel about Rory's comment that the new clubs "won't make a difference". I have to assume McIlroy is talking about his play, the change of clubs has certainly made a change of lifestyle more possible. Nothing against Rory, Tiger , MJ or anyone on Nike's payroll but I refuse to buy anything Nike..I figure if they're paying these ungodly dollars to athletes for endorsements I would be paying way too much for the products.
12.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNospin
But there's no tennis court????
12.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
All I read in the tacky comments about Rory's lady is jealousy.

Someone is showing their azz.
12.9.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth

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