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McIlroy to buy $10m Florida home - report

Chez Rory? World No 1 Rory McIlroy is set to buy a $10m mansion in Florida’s swanky Palm Beach Gardens according to a US report.

Jose Lambiet at Gossipextra.com exclusively reveals that the 23-year old Holywood star has a contract to buy his dream home after coming close to the $10.9m asking price for a 10,000 sq ft pad.

The house, built in 2012, offers 10,000 square feet of unique designs. There are six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a world-class gym, two stories of Zen decor and a private deep-water dock in the back.

Nice touch: There’s a putting green!

McIlroy, this year’s winner of the PGA Championship, will likely play across the street, at PGA legend Jack Nicklaus‘ private course at The Bears Club.

The listing agent isn’t returning calls and the current owner, developer Christian Demers, couldn’t be contacted. But an entire website devoted to the sale of the property suddenly was taken down.

“Rory has been renting a place on the Loxahatchee River for several years,” said a golf source who asked not to be identified. “He likes it here. It’s only natural he’d buy something.”

Winner of two major championships already, McIlroy put his Northern Ireland home on the market recently, saying his accountants advised him that it didn’t make financial sense as he’s hardly ever there.

The house in Moneyreagh, just outside Belfast, was put on the market for €2.3m in September.

Cue rumours that his sweetheart, tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki, will be moving in soon.