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. mike harr

    Chi Chi is a super solid human being. He always has been. Those who add clever junk here are not showing any respect where it should be. I hope all is well for Chi Chi, the super unique great golfer. We know how important you are. VERY!

    May 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. parkcitybrian

    roman polankski is behind this & btw....the comments are truly & greatly snarky. after all...who give a flying f&$@ about chi chi rodriguez...must be another slow news day at cnn....larry "wrinkle queen" is prob praying for a celeb death or 2 so he can lob some of his patented softball questions...btw, lar, how did you get away with porking your sis-in-law....oh yeah, cuz your wife was porking your kids' baseball coach. would loooove to see this dysfunctional fam at dinnertime.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. parkcitybrian

    roman polankski is behind this & btw....the comments are truly & greatly snarky. after all...who give a flying f&$@ about chi chi rodriguez...must be another slow news day at cnn....larry "wrinkle queen" king is prob praying for a celeb death or 2 so he can lob some of his patented softball questions...btw, lar, how did you get away with porking your sis-in-law....oh yeah, cuz your wife was porking your kids' baseball coach. would loooove to see this dysfunctional fam at dinnertime.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. parkcitybrian

    to mike harr.......and your wimpy, sorrowful comments, etc. harr, harr, harr, harr, harr, harr...i did get a chuckle.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Seattletournament

    I saw Chi Chi getting ready to putt at a tournament and right before he hit the ball a guy's cell phone rang. Chi Chi looked at the guy and said "That better be for me". Hilarious!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. t22

    Wow, the guy gets robbed and some people are blaming him. Nobody can do anything right any more I guess! $500K in jewelry is nothing, a couple of watches, some nice rings, etc. He's not going to go the bank every time he needs a watch.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. totally neutral

    Of the hundreds of CNN posts I have read, this is without question the most intelligent discussion to date.
    Honest.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Amused!

    Hilarious comments, makes an otherwise boring day more bearable. Love the "conversation" about cat food, busted up!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bob

    Ha Ha Ha..

    Love it WKPR Les Nessman.

    However my wife teaches University and have worked in Puerto Rico, the University of Puerto Rico export many of its graduate students to the US where most of them become post grads, once graduated they stay here in the US and don't return back. That means that the ones that don't make it stay there. Good for the mainland Bad for the Island. They have more post grads per capita than any other state..

    Nice Place..

    May 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BREAKING NEWS

    They also found some infamous TAR BALLS!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bushpig61

    Maybe it was that Mexican Lee Travino?

    May 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kamikaze

    You mean he was BURGLARIZED!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bushpig61

    Burglarized? By a TURD BURGLER?

    May 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bushpig61

    Tiger has "tar balls"!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Fishy

    A separate report stated the wife was tied up also. Who untied them so quickly? And how did he keep track of just what was taken and readily know its value? Nice round number.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
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