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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 the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]



  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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‘Nobody’s watching’ – Nick Faldo takes aim at Greg Norman and LIV ahead of the Masters



Sir Nick Faldo is once again criticizing LIV Golf and its commissioner Greg Norman.

For those who’ve been following Faldo’s condemnation of LIV since the inception of the league, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

The 65-year-old told Telegraph Sport that he had no issues with the players who’ve left the PGA Tour, but instead with the “false narratives that have been pushed by Greg Norman.

“I’m not against them. They decided the grass is greener on their tour. Fine. The gripes I get is when he [Norman] said these things about doing it to grow the game of golf.”

“We’ve all been here 40 years or more, hang on mate. And all this, ‘we’re going to supercharge the excitement’. Well, we haven’t seen any excitement because nobody’s watching. The fact is they got a ridiculous cash offer, which for some of them was the right thing to do.”

“If you want to go and do something different, fine. But this [playing in The Masters] is a bit like, I had a job in a store and now I’ve got a new one, then you’re calling the store to get my bonus because I did 20 years with you.

“Hey, the grass is greener on the other side and all that, so OK, don’t be surprised if people object when you come back. But as we said, it’s gone very quiet. So good luck changing the game.”

With Faldo being so critical of LIV, there will be an interesting dynamic at play during next week’s Masters tournament. Eighteen LIV golfers, including six former Masters champions will be teeing it up at Augusta National and Sir Nick will be once again in the booth with Sky Sports’ broadcast team.

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Bryson laments end of friendship with Tiger who ignored birthday text



At Wednesday’s pre-tournament press conference prior to LIV Golf Orlando, Bubba Watson said that there’s no awkwardness between PGA Tour players and LIV players.

“It’s only awkward in the media. I’ve talked to people that are going to be there. I’m going to sign up with Jason Day and Cam Young in the par-3. Some guys have already asked me to play some practice rounds.”

“Media is the only one that is pushing it. I have nothing against anybody. If you change jobs, I’m not mad at you. If you start reporting for somebody else, hey, man, it’s a better decision for you and your family. Have at it.”

Brooks Koepka agreed, saying he sees Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas regularly with no issue.

“I think that’s one of the big things. Down in Jupiter, we see each other. I was just with Rory and J.T. yesterday, and I think Keegan was there. We see each other quite a bit. I mean, there’s a lot of conversations.”

However, according to Bryson DeChambeau, there is some animosity towards PGA Tour and LIV players.

In an interview with Golfweek, the big hitter said that he’ been “cut off” by a prominent PGA Tour player.

“I was always kind of a guy who did it myself so I didn’t have too much contact with too many players but we’re cordial. I’ve talked with Jordan (Spieth) numerous times at Dallas National, anybody that’s out there, Will (Zalatoris) I’ve had a couple of conversations with but no problems.”

When Bryson was asked if anybody had stopped talking to him, he replied, “Yeah, definitely, I’m sure you can guess who.”

The interviewer guessed that DeChambeau was talking about none other than Tiger Woods, and the 29-year-old confirmed that he was.

“Yeah, I’m not going to throw anyone under the bus. He’s been a great friend. I texted him on his birthday. It is what it is. He has his viewpoints on it and thinks we’re potentially hurting his record. If anything, nobody is ever going to touch his record. That’s just it, that’s the bottom line. There’s a chance to grow the game even more and I hope one day he’ll see the vision that we all have out here.”

DeChambeau continued, saying he didn’t miss much about playing on the PGA Tour.

“I miss nothing. I mean, I love the fans, I love the people who came to support me. I loved all that. We’re starting to get the crowds out here, slowly but surely. People are starting to get what the model is and people are starting to like the teams a bit. From what I can see, the general consensus is things are moving in a more positive direction and I’m pleased with that.”

It’s been a struggle for the former U.S. Open champion since joining LIV, as he’s yet to even sniff contention since his move.

DeChambeau will look to get into form in a hurry this week at LIV Orlando before teeing it up at The Masters next week.

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‘Never be buddies’ – NHL star hits back at Brooks Koepka following golfer’s heckling



Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson and Patrick Reed all take part in this week’s LIV Golf Orlando, their own prelude to the Masters starting on April 6th.

So, of course, at Wednesday’s presser, they were asked about their preparations, what would happen if one were to win at Augusta and, naturally, about ‘Cone-gate,’ a recent incident involving Koepka, a traffic cone, and an insult hurled at NHL defenceman Aaron Ekblad. 


Koepka, captain of the Smash GC team, was happy to answer the reporter’s question and had his fellow LIV players intrigued by his revelations:

Q: Brooks, sort of a viral clip from last week at the Panther game, I was just curious what’s your beef with Aaron Ekblad, and did you bring the cone from home?

Brooks: I did not bring the cone. He gave up a bad goal. It was a bad pass in the third. I’m a die-hard P’s fan, and he gave up a bad goal.

Bubba: What sport is this?

Reed: Hockey.

Brooks: Really?

Yeah, it’s all right. Yeah, he gave up a bad goal I think midway through the third, and I just felt like if they didn’t win that game, they weren’t going to make the Playoffs. Dedicated fan, man.

Bubba: What is that cone he’s talking about?

Brooks: There was a cone. There was a cone that was just outside, so I —

Bubba: Were you hydrated that night?

Brooks: Yeah.

Bubba: Now we’re getting to it.

Brooks: Absolutely. Listen, I’m a die-hard fan.

Bubba: Is your shirt on or off?

Brooks: It’s on.

Bubba: I ain’t gonna look at it then.

Brooks: But I’m a die-hard fan, man. When they do something good, I’m the first one to cheer them, I’ll text these guys.

Bubba: Did you not text him?

Brooks: I didn’t text him, no. I did not.

Well, Ekblad has since responded, and told Sportsnet’s Luke Fox that he doesn’t know Koepka and that they will “never be buddies.”

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