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Kyle Thompson films man taking his dumped Staff bags, then finds them listed on Craigslist



Earlier in the week, PGA Tour professional Kyle Thompson put three old Srixon golf bags (that he has since stressed “were in bad shape”) out with the garbage.

What the 39-year-old wasn’t expecting, however, was for someone to come by and snag the items from his trash. That’s precisely what happened however, and Thompson managed to capture the incident, which he then uploaded to his Instagram account (second slide):

The bag burglar displayed some smooth moves as he tiptoed his way across Thompson’s driveway before snagging the items and hopping back into his truck and driving off for a clean getaway.

Thompson then turned investigator, found the items listed on Craigslist, which the seller, who he christened “Cowboy,” had priced at $175.

If that wasn’t enough, the clubs were also spotted on eBay where the items were unashamedly listed as a “Kyle Thompson model,” and the seller, who was clearly struggling to move the bags, had dropped his asking price down to $100.

As for Thompson, he appeared to find the entire episode amusing, even praising his man “Cowboy” for his ingenuity.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag



  1. Geoffrey Holland

    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    “If that wasn’t enough, the clubs were also spotted on eBay”

    Nice job of proofreading guys way to go.


    Sep 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Strange that he dumped them in the trash. Even if worn a bit I’m sure theres lots of people who would gladly have taken them.

  3. Reid

    Sep 22, 2018 at 11:24 am

    The funny part is the blatant lies the guy is telling about the bags to sell them. You guys have no sense of humor. Hating in the comment section is pathetic and cliche.

    • Jamie

      Sep 22, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Crying hate is pathetic and cliche.

      • Nobody likes Jamie

        Sep 22, 2018 at 12:57 pm

        Hating on somebody calling out a bunch of whiners is cliche and pathetic.

        • JoJo

          Sep 22, 2018 at 12:59 pm

          Keyboard social justice warriors is totally 2015.

        • Jamie

          Sep 22, 2018 at 9:58 pm

          Reading comprehension much? That’s exactly what I’m doing.

  4. Jamie

    Sep 22, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Who’s Kyle Thompson? So the bags were abandoned on the curb and some entrepreneur salvages them and puts them up for auction to see if they have any value. Probably not since, again, who is Kyle Thompson? Go back to entertaining us, Kyle, if that’s possible. Or get a real job, if that’s possible too. Spoiled 39 year-old child.

  5. Kevin

    Sep 22, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Wow!!! No sense of humor on this site. It is not so much about the guy taking the bags but the funny post on craigslist and the guy trying to pawn them off as his own. I got a good laugh at it because growing up we had 2 guys that would drive by every trash night and grab stuff and try to be stealthy about it even though you could hear them from a mile away. I always wanted them to meet just to see what would happen!

    Ya’ll in the comments need to relax a little bit.

  6. John Ferrando

    Sep 22, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Don’t know what the big deal is, we put stuff out expecting people to take it.

  7. cinch bugs

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I would have sold them on WRX BST… “tour issue, rare, and minty”

  8. Tom

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Hey Kyle, get some perspective. Why don’t you browse other peoples’ refuse to earn a few extra bucks and see if you like it. Snowmen forever for you buddy.

  9. Mat

    Sep 22, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Kind of like shaming a child actor for having a real job…?

  10. tim

    Sep 22, 2018 at 12:45 am

    This is a story on Golfwrx, wow…

  11. Matt Stovall

    Sep 21, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Things left at the trash aren’t considered theft. Should have donated to charity auction or something. If I leave something at the trash I hope someone gets them…better than a landfill and gets used. Some college or high school kid would have loved to get these donated.

    • Matt Aamold

      Sep 21, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      Agreed it’s not theft. Authorities use this loophole a lot when investigating someone, once it’s put out for trash pickup it’s fair game.

      • James

        Sep 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm

        You just warned me to never unload my clubs from the trunk of my car, set them down by my trash receptacle and go inside for a moment…

      • Erik

        Sep 24, 2018 at 9:11 am

        It is actually an act of theft for a non-government, non-law enforcement civilian to remove trash like this in our region. The trash is considered property of your local waste removal department (government) once placed out on the curb, and transitively accessible by law enforcement if need be. Has nothing to do with the idea of “abandonment”. This law is a tool to remove the homeless and trash divers from communities that find them a nuisance.

        Honestly, this is hilarious though. Cowboy’s intricate lies in the responses are golden.

  12. D Mack

    Sep 21, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    The garbage picking business must be pretty good judging by the nice truck he was driving. I have to say the video made me laugh!

  13. ash

    Sep 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    How is it “stealing” if they were thrown in the trash? Trespassing, maybe. But no more trespassing than the kid who cuts across your lawn to take a shortcut to school.

    So why shame a guy trying to make a buck selling something you dumped in the trash? I don’t get it. Donate the damn bags then. To me, the bags are better in the hands of someone who wanted them enough to buy them than in a landfill somewhere.


  14. Reeves

    Sep 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    where is this guy I left my driver out by the trash today with note “Guaranteed to find left or right rough on any golf course”

  15. TRUMP 2020

    Sep 21, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    I put stuff on the curb hoping someone will take them before they end up in the trash. Kyle sounds like an a-hole.

    • Bobby

      Sep 21, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      Kyle does sound like an a-hole. Shaming a trash picker? Gimme a break. Hey Kyle, count your blessings buddy.

  16. oppie

    Sep 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Why weren’t these bags donated to a Thrift Shop for charity purposes? Too lazy rich?

  17. Brian

    Sep 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    You guys decrying these actions might want to look up abandoned property laws. It may well have been perfectly legal for this guy to have taken those bags.

  18. Brian

    Sep 21, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Depending on local laws, this guy may be guilty of nothing more than trespassing.

  19. Steve Wozeniak

    Sep 21, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    All he had to do is ask Kyle if he could have the stuff…….bet he would have said sure, end of story.

  20. Tom

    Sep 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?

  21. Dave

    Sep 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    What a lying piece of garbage

    Get a real job.


    • Mark

      Sep 21, 2018 at 11:28 pm

      Careful you don’t fall of that high horse of yours.

  22. Don

    Sep 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    At least the guy was trying to put them into use again rather than just putting them into the municipal landfill.

    Must be a pretty generous municipal garbage pickup policy if such discarded large items are routinely picked up with the regular garbage?

  23. Dan

    Sep 21, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Can’t blame the guy for trying

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