Captain Paul McGinley's Ryder Cup mementos stolen in US

Thieves have broken into Paul McGinley`s car and stolen Ryder Cup mementos the triumphant 2014 captain was planning to auction for charity, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported.

Reuters| Updated: Feb 11, 2015, 20:17 PM IST
Captain Paul McGinley's Ryder Cup mementos stolen in US

Los Angeles: Thieves have broken into Paul McGinley`s car and stolen Ryder Cup mementos the triumphant 2014 captain was planning to auction for charity, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported.

The 48-year-old Irishman`s custom-made golf clubs, travel documents and passport were also taken ahead of his appearance in this week`s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

"I was disappointed," McGinley told the newspaper. "All my stuff was taken.

"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."

McGinley stood down as captain after Europe beat the United States in the Ryder Cup in Scotland in September and is on a five-man panel that is due to announce his successor in the next few weeks.

The $6.8 million Pebble Beach tournament starts on Thursday.