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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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Bubba Watson ends 15-year relationship with caddie Ted Scott



Just hours after Justin Thomas announced his split with long-time caddie Jimmy Johnson, Bubba Watson also took to Twitter to state that he would be ending his 15 year relationship with caddie Ted Scott.

Watson shared a few photos in the sentimental social media post, including one of an embrace between him and Scott just moments after he had won the Masters. Bubba also wrote a note that revealed that the two had “deep talks” before deciding to split.

The 12-time PGA Tour winner has not yet announced who would be replacing Scott. Watson is coming off a disappointing season, where he recorded only three top-10s in 19 starts. He has not yet officially committed to any tournaments during the fall swing.

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Challenge Tour pro makes history by shooting 58



Alejandro Del Rey fired an incredible round of 58 during the second round of the Challenge Tour’s Swiss Challenge to become just the fifth man to fire a 58 on a professional tour.

Del Rey’s 58 is also a very special feat as he is the only one of those five to shoot the score on a par 72 course, in a round that included an incredible start (back 9) where he went birdie-eagle-eagle.

Check out the moment Del Rey finished off his historic round below.

Jim Furyk (PGA Tour), Stephan Jaeger (Korn Ferry Tour), Ryo Ishikawa (Japan Tour), and Jason Bohn (Canadian Tour) are the other four men to fire a 58 on a professional tour.

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How to watch Bryson in Friday’s Long Drive Finals: Full Viewer’s Guide



Bryson DeChambeau has made his way to the final day of the World Long Drive Championship in Nevada, doing so in extremely windy conditions.

The 28-year-old impressed on Day 2 of the event, reaching a ball speed of 214mph to book his place in the last 16 and final day.

Bryson will be competing against his good friend and monster-hitting Kyle Berkshire on Friday, and for those of you interested in watching the final day’s action, here is how the format works.

How The Format Works

Last 16

The final 16 players are divided into two groups of 8, with the top 4 in each group advancing. 

Points are awarded for longest drive, second-longest drive, third-longest drive etc.

Each player will hit 30 balls over five sessions, with the total scores of each then added up and the top 4 in both groups advancing.

Last 8 & Final 4

Players are divided into two groups of 4, and each player will hit a total of 6 balls each, and the top two drives of every player will count towards their total score.

The top 2 finishers from both groups advance to the final 4, where the same format will apply, and the top 2 players will then advance to the final.


Both players will hit six balls inside 2 and a half minutes, with the longest drive of the two players deciding who is the champion.

How to Watch

The final day begins at 6.45 p.m ET and can be live-streamed on the PLDA’s YouTube Channel hereand you can also follow the leaderboard here.

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