Sunday 22 October 2017

Paul McGinley's treasured Ryder Cup souvenirs stolen from his car

Europe captain Paul McGinley poses with the Ryder Cup after his team secured victory over the United States at Gleneagles. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
Europe captain Paul McGinley poses with the Ryder Cup after his team secured victory over the United States at Gleneagles. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ryder Cup charity mementos belonging to Europe captain Paul McGinley have been stolen from his car, along with his golf clubs.

The San Francisco Chronicle claimed the Irishman, who was playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, went from San Francisco airport to Ocean Beach to get some fresh air and have lunch.

When he returned to his car outside the restaurant, he found the back window shattered and his clubs, travel bag, a carry-on bag, travel documents and passport stolen, as well as Ryder Cup items he had set aside for a charity auction.

“All my stuff was taken,” he said Tuesday in a telephone interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.

“I was just disappointed,” said McGinley, 48. “I had only been in the country an hour and a half. It can happen in any country, or city in the world. I thought it was safe, and it didn’t cross my mind.”

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