May 19th, 2010
02:06 PM ET

Cops: Golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez robbed of $500 K in goods

Three armed men robbed famed Puerto Rican golfer Juan Antonio "Chi Chi" Rodriguez of about $500,000 worth of jewelry, watches and other personal items in his home early Wednesday, police said.

The crime occurred about 1:30 a.m. when the robbers broke into the golfer's home at El Lagado Resort in the southern Puerto Rican city of Guayama, police spokesman Wilson Porrata said. The robbers tied Rodriguez up before making off with the merchandise, Porrata said in a statement. Rodriguez, 74, and his wife were not injured.

Rodriguez had the first of his eight PGA Tour wins in 1963.

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  1. mark from dover

    Why didn't he fend them off with his putter sword?

    May 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tripp

      I bet it was Daly's ex wife...

      May 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • PT Skipper

      I like the girls with big chi-chi's that bounce when dey run.

      May 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • MayorPogo

      Not surprising, consider the crime rate in Puerto Rico.

      May 20, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. fred from west palm

    LOL! Dude, you stole my thunder!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bill

    You guys are funny!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bailoutsos

    If Elin Nordegren had been there, she could have beat the crap out of them like she did to Tiger with one of his clubs.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest2010

      LOL!!! That's hysterical!!! Good Response!!!

      May 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. andrew millard

    insurance job!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHicha CHicha

      tthe chi chi jke si funny

      May 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Wahrdog

    I thought his name was Chy Chy Rotroguez...

    May 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • JMeezie

      A little Les Nesman WKRP humor

      May 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shepherder in CT

      your must be racist pig

      May 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wahrdog

      Les Nesman is correct Jmeezie. Racist pig is not ShepherderinCT.
      .

      May 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • 10string

      was his little chahuyhuy dog taken too?? Glad to see some WKRP humor here.

      May 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mddcpa1

      I bet it was the guy who robbed Del's stereo. He hasn't worked in a while.

      May 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wahrdog

      Nice one Mddcpa1 !!!

      May 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JC

    The putter sword comment was hilarious. This is karma for Chi Chi. He is always smiling and nice when the camera is on him but rude and disrespectful to people when its not.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeaaaa

      Really? Do you know him personally?

      May 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Not true. I talked to him briefly at a PGA open when I was a kid... I was watching his group on a par 5 with no one else around, and he walked right up to me and initiated a conversation about which foreign language to study in high school. He was really cool, and I ended up taking his advice.

      May 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • DS

      Met him on 2 occasions and what JC writes is 100% true. Cameras on and kids around...great guy. Cameras off...complete and arrogant a**. Not that he deserves what happens, but I'm not crying for him.

      May 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. skip

    In my best Les Nessman voice ... "Chy Chy RODriquez was robbed today....."

    May 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MAC G.

    I WISH I HAD 500,000 IN JEWELRY TO BE ROBBED!!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest2010

      I just wish I have $500,000!!!!

      May 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack O. Lantern

      Who are you kidding, you just wish you had $5. To buy some Chi Chi's Salsa.

      May 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • GetAJob

      Get a job and you'll be able to afford some bling...

      May 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mobadthangood

    I think its kind of stupid to have $500,000.00 worth of jewerly. Especially at home.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • sven

      where else would you keep 500k in jewelry if not at home? I mean aside from the obvious, in the glovebox of your car.

      May 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. daniel

    ya is he related 2 alex rotroguez

    May 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. NRA

    Dude needs a good gun!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • G206

      Ya, so they can take it from him and shoot him.

      May 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dave

    how does such a story get out? A cop car goes to his house. Insurance guy goes to his house. Are there teams of reporters at his house 24hrs?

    Any publicity is good publicity? So they send out a Press Release? glad my life is simpler than all that mess. keep you $500,000 worth of bling.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mark

    JC...I met Chi Chi about 15 years ago and I thought he was a perfect gentlemen. I don't know what you are talking about.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MAC G.

    THAT'S RIGHT NRA. HE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN SOME OF THE 500K AND BOUGHT ONE.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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