By Alex Myers
Comparisons between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have become popular in recent years, but here's one topic that breaks new ground: real estate.
Jeff Lichtenstein, a real estate agent in Palm Beach, Fla., is very familiar with the respective Florida mansions of the two stars and has produced a breakdown between both properties.
While his "Tale of the House" post perhaps strays a little outside his area of expertise and contains unconfirmed figures of the two stars' Nike contracts, the numbers pertaining to the properties themselves are interesting. With a price tag of more than $46M, Woods' house cost about five times as much. He also paid about $842,000 in property taxes during 2012 and still "might need some remodeling," according to Lichtenstein. Of course, the photos aren't too shabby of either spread:
McIlroy recently bought his new house in Palm Beach Gardens after putting his Northern Ireland home up for sale in September. Woods bought his property on Jupiter Island in 2006, but only moved in late in 2011.
It's also interesting to note that while Woods has a four-hole practice facility, McIlroy merely has a putting green in his backyard. At least the 23-year-old knows what area of his game needs the most work.
(Photos courtesy of JeffRealty.com)