McGinley's clubs stolen from rental car


Paul McGinley is a frequent participant at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but the Irishman's week got off to a rough start when his clubs and belongings were taken from his rental car.

According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, McGinley arrived in San Francisco on Monday and stopped in the area for lunch with a friend. When he returned to his car, the back window was smashed and McGinley's clubs, equipment, carry-on luggage and passport were all gone.

"All my stuff was taken," McGinley said.

According to the report, the thieves also took memorabilia from the 2014 Ryder Cup that McGinley, who captained the Europeans to victory at Gleneagles, had planned to auction for charity.

McGinley is making his seventh appearance this week at Pebble Beach. He missed the cut a year ago, and his best finish came in 2006, when he tied for 12th. He missed the cut last week on the European Tour at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

"I was just disappointed," he said. "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."