For Sale: Rory's Home And Backyard Practice Area

Thanks to Irish Golf Nut for this Press Association story on Rory McIlroy posting a for sale sign on his Northern Ireland residence.

I believe, but am not sure, this is the home of his backyard practice area that he took the BBC on a tour of in 2011.

Michael Rodgers, a partner at Rodgers & Brown, the Holywood, Co Down, firm of estate agents which is handling the sale, said: "I would say interest in the house will be extremely good, both locally and potentially worldwide. We will have to wait and see."

The house, which is set in 14 acres, was built in 2006.

And there was this, which does seem pretty likely considering Lee Westwood's planned move...

The sale will heighten speculation that McIlroy will now seek to live abroad permanently, possibly Florida - especially after he caused public controversy in Northern Ireland and the Republic earlier this month when he indicated he would play golf for Team GB in the 2016 Rio Olympics.