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Random fan swipes Rory McIlroy’s clubs in bizarre incident at Scottish Open



We’ve had plenty of interesting moments in golf in 2021, and Friday at the Scottish Open served up another as a random fan decided he’d take a club from Rory McIlroy’s bag right from under his nose.

The incident occurred as McIlroy was waiting to tee off alongside playing partner John Rahm, with the two huddled around the Irishman’s bag with caddie Harry Diamond.

In a bizarre move, a fan then decided to swipe Mcilroy’s clubs, first going for the driver before selecting an iron, with the two pros and caddie left entirely dumbfounded by what had just happened.

Check out the incident below.


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I think Rory’s look of utter bemusement sums this wacky moment up perfectly!

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  1. balata_bill

    Jul 10, 2021 at 4:27 am

    Steve Williams would have tackled the guy the moment he touched the head cover…

  2. Bob

    Jul 9, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Really shows how utterly sheltered these two are. No hey man what’s up? No bro? Just a lot of standing there looking for help. Man card revoked.

  3. John Simonstein

    Jul 9, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    The fact all three of them sat there like wimps tells you a lot about their character.

  4. Bubbert

    Jul 9, 2021 at 11:13 am

    How can Rory’s caddie just stand there and let it happen? Jesus…

    • chip75

      Jul 9, 2021 at 6:29 pm

      I’d imagine it was a combination of shock, “Is this a prank?” and enough experience not to approach someone who may have issues (he didn’t even tee the headcover up) and is holding a deadly weapon. Plus if you’re caddy jumps on someone on the first tee and it gets physical, you’re looking for a new caddy for the rest of the day as they’ll be off giving statements to the Old Bill.

      Thankfully it went off without incident.

  5. CT

    Jul 9, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Where’s that insane leftist commenter to say “I know where he was on Jan 6”… like relax blue anon… all leftists are freaks

    • Hillary's Pizza Palace

      Jul 9, 2021 at 11:19 am

      That’s what you get out of this story? Find a hobby.

    • Anti Antimask

      Jul 9, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Yep, all leftists are freaks, and all righties are naht-zees.

      • Backdoor Bill

        Jul 9, 2021 at 4:47 pm

        And those in the middle, love it from behind

    • Donald Drumpf

      Jul 9, 2021 at 11:50 pm


      Thanks for your support on Jan 6, I know where you were with this guy!

      Let’s go drink some bleach!

  6. Diamond Harry

    Jul 9, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Did he get any shots off?

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Angel Cabrera sentenced to 2 years in prison for domestic violence



On Wednesday, Angel Cabrera was sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of assault.

The sentence will begin immediately in a rehabilitation facility designed for prisoners guilty of crimes related to alcohol and domestic abuse.

The 51-year-old was found guilty of assaulting, threatening, and harassing Cecilia Torres Mana, with whom Cabrera was in a relationship from 2016 to 2018.

The Argentine was found and arrested in an upper-class area of Rio de Janeiro back in January, having spent months on the run following a claim of assault from his ex-girlfriend. His ex-girlfriend’s case was then joined by Cabrera’s former wife, Silva Rivadero, and another former partner Micaela Escudero.

Cabrera has denied all wrongdoing and intends to appeal the sentence.

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Phil Mickelson reveals the top 3 regrets of his career



Phil Mickelson has some incredible memories to look back on when he decides to hang up the club, but it hasn’t always been plain sailing for one of the fan favorites.

Lefty’s continuous cruel fortune at the U.S. Open down the years is just one of the hardships Mickelson has experienced in his illustrious career, but what about regrets?

A Golf Digest article this week by John Feinstein suggested that Mickelson ought to be a Captain’s pick at this year’s Ryder Cup despite some controversial moments at the event in the past, and it’s an editorial that has led Mickelson to reveal the top 3 regrets of his career.

Referring to the article, Mickelson listed his criticism of captains Tom Watson and Hal Sutton at the 2014 and 2004 Ryder Cups, respectively, along with hitting a moving putt at the 2018 U.S. Open as his 3 biggest regrets of his career.

In 2004, Mickelson criticized Sutton for failing to prepare his team, saying at the time: “It all starts with the captain. I mean, that’s the guy that has to bring together 12 strong individuals and bring out their best and allow them on a platform to play their best.”

Ten years later, Mickelson infamously gave a scathing assessment of Watson’s captaincy during the team press conference after the event, while at the 2018 U.S. Open, Lefty ran to hit a moving putt preventing it from falling down a false front which led to plenty of criticism.

As for the time Phil left a young Brooks Koepka hanging for an autograph (something which still irritates Brooks to this day)? Lefty had the perfect response!

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South African golfer fires incredible round of 56



Over the weekend, South African amateur player Christiaan Burke played the round of his life, firing an outrageous round of 56, which included three eagles on his front nine.

Burke was competing at Potchefstroom Country Club and began his round in blistering fashion, going out in just 26 strokes to set up the chance for an incredibly low round.

The South African added another eagle on his back nine, as he finished 16 under par for a round of 56.


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As Burke plays off a staggering +8 handicap, his net score on the day was altered to 64 and despite the sensational round it does not qualify for the course record since preferred lies were in play.

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