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A very bold jerk just stole U.S. Mid-Am champ, Stewart Hagestad’s clubs

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Newport Beach, California, isn’t exactly an epicenter of crime in the United States. Don’t tell that to Stewart Hagestad, however. The reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion just had his clubs pilfered from his vehicle…which was sitting in his driveway.

How about this bit of generosity and opportunism, though? Harry Arnett of Callaway and Zac Blair (sponsored by Titleist) stepping in an effort to wrestle Hagestad away from TaylorMade? Savvy stuff, gentlemen. But really, further evidence that the world of “golf twitter” is actually vastly less soul-sucking than the majority of social media. We’re assuming TMag has him covered… (He does play a Cameron putter, however)

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Hagestad won the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur and then secured low-amateur honors at the Masters, where he tied for 26th. He’s tuning up for the the August 14-20 U.S. Amateur at Riviera Country Club.

Certainly not to throw shade, but it doesn’t sound like Hagestad had his doors locked, else you’d assume he would have made mention of his windows being smashed, etc.

So, for the love of golf equipment, even when parking in the seemingly secure recesses of suburbia, lock your doors!

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  1. Ike

    Aug 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    NEVER, and I really mean NEVER store golf clubs in your vehicle. Heat can kill your favorite club(s) as quick as a heat gun or torch – which is used to remove a club head from the shaft. Played a tournament with a fellow who had his driver head come flying off on his first shot. Have built many clubs paid for by insurance companies and love the business, however the replacements are never the same as what were stolen. The thieves don’t want your clubs to use, they are sold on internet sites or out of town pawn shops. Thieves are too lazy to play golf and sleep during the day so they can steal at night.

    • larrybud

      Aug 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Club have been in my car for 20 years. Never had anything fail because of heat. I play golf after work, there’s no other option but to leave the in the car. I’m certainly not going to haul them into my office every day!

  2. Kirk Noyes

    Aug 7, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Wow- I NEVER leave my clubs in my car for this very reason. I don’t even live in a high crime area and still get nervous about it. Glad to see people stepping up. That’s what makes Golf such a great sport

  3. Dave R

    Aug 7, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Do not repeat do not keep your clubs in your car. Really we all learn the hard way at least mine was locked and they had to break a window. The alarm woke up the whole neighbourhood but man these these guys are fast.

  4. C

    Aug 7, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Who doesn’t lock their vehicle?

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Stephen Curry sponsors the creation of golf program at Howard University

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NBA star and avid golfer Stephen Curry has donated a seven-figure sum to Howard University in a move that will see men’s and women’s golf teams at the school for at least the next six years.

As the Washington Post reported on Monday, this will be the first time the school will compete at the Division I level in the sport, and the university plans to have the teams ready to compete for the 2020/21 academic year.

Curry’s donation was partly inspired by Howard senior and golfer Otis Ferguson IV, and speaking on bringing golf back to Howard, the 31-year-old stated

“Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful. It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus, and is impossible to truly master, so when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough. I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University.”

Howard University’s previous collegiate golf team competed in Division II before disbanding three decades ago, and Curry’s donation is set to be paid out over six years in order for the golf team to become self-sustainable.

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Here is where each player will start the Tour Championship

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Justin Thomas’ win at last week’s BMW Championship now gives him the lead in the FedEx Cup playoff race heading to the revamped Tour finale. The 26-year-old will start the Tour Championship at 10-under par, with his closest challenger Patrick Cantlay beginning the event two strokes further back at eight-under par.

Here are the starting positions for the 30 players at this week’s Tour Championship.

  • -10: Thomas
  • -8: Patrick Cantlay
  • -7: Brooks Koepka
  • -6: Patrick Reed
  • -5: Rory McIlroy
  • -4: Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Abraham Ancer
  • -3: Gary Woodland, Tony Finau, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama
  • -2: Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner
  • -1: Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood, Corey Conners, Sungjae Im, Chez Reavie
  • Even Par: Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen, Charles Howell III, Lucas Glover, Jason Kokrak

The Tour Championship takes begins on August 22 from East Lake GC in Atlanta, GA, with the winner receiving $15 million.

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How much each player won at the 2019 BMW Championship

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Justin Thomas produced a masterclass at Medinah Country Club to take home the BMW Championship title and with it claim the winner’s check worth just over $1.6 million. In what was a crucial week in the FedEx Cup race, Patrick Cantlay who finished runner-up to Thomas collects a check for just under $1 million and will head to Atlanta for the Tour Championship one place back of the 26-year-old.

With players battling for a place at East Lake and no cut in place, here’s a look at what the 69 players in action earned at last week’s BMW Championship.

1: Justin Thomas $1,665,000.00

2 Patrick Cantlay 999,000.00

3 Hideki Matsuyama 629,000.00

4 Tony Finau 444,000.00

T5 Jon Rahm 351,500.00

T5 Brandt Snedeker 351,500.00

T7 Corey Conners 298,312.50

T7 Lucas Glover 298,312.50

T9 Kevin Kisner 259,000.00

T9 Adam Scott 259,000.00

T11 Tommy Fleetwood 196,100.00

T11 Rickie Fowler 196,100.00

T11 Sungjae Im 196,100.00

T11 Louis Oosthuizen 196,100.00

T11 Kevin Tway 196,100.00

T16 J.T. Poston 148,000.00

T16 Rory Sabbatini 148,000.00

T16 Vaughn Taylor 148,000.00

T19 Jason Kokrak 112,110.00

T19 Marc Leishman 112,110.00

T19 Rory McIlroy 112,110.00

T19 Patrick Reed 112,110.00

T19 Xander Schauffele 112,110.00

T24 Paul Casey 78,856.25

T24 Joel Dahmen 78,856.25

T24 Brooks Koepka 78,856.25

T24 Webb Simpson 78,856.25

T28 Byeong Hun An 65,675.00

T28 Abraham Ancer 65,675.00

T28 Si Woo Kim 65,675.00

T31 Wyndham Clark 53,650.00

T31 Emiliano Grillo 53,650.00

T31 Joaquin Niemann 53,650.00

T31 C.T. Pan 53,650.00

T31 Ian Poulter 53,650.00

T31 Gary Woodland 53,650.00

T37 Billy Horschel 40,700.00

T37 Charles Howell III 40,700.00

T37 Ryan Moore 40,700.00

T37 Scott Piercy 40,700.00

T37 Jordan Spieth 40,700.00

T37 Tiger Woods 40,700.00

T43 Keegan Bradley 30,525.00

T43 Adam Hadwin 30,525.00

T43 Troy Merritt 30,525.00

T43 Ryan Palmer 30,525.00

T43 Andrew Putnam 30,525.00

T48 Bryson DeChambeau 23,865.00

T48 Shane Lowry 23,865.00

T48 Phil Mickelson 23,865.00

T48 Collin Morikawa 23,865.00

T52 Jason Day 21,571.00

T52 Dylan Frittelli 21,571.00

T52 Matt Kuchar 21,571.00

T52 Keith Mitchell 21,571.00

T52 Justin Rose 21,571.00

T57 Jim Furyk 20,627.50

T57 Dustin Johnson 20,627.50

T57 Graeme McDowell 20,627.50

T57 Chez Reavie 20,627.50

T61 Max Homa 20,072.50

T61 Francesco Molinari 20,072.50

T63 Rafa Cabrera Bello 19,702.50

T63 Sung Kang 19,702.50

T65 Cameron Champ 19,240.00

T65 J.B. Holmes 19,240.00

T65 Adam Long 19,240.00

68 Harold Varner III 18,870.00

69 Nate Lashley 18,685.00

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