Cape Town - Several golfers taking part in last
week's World Super 6 event on the European Tour found themselves the
victim of a bizarre putter theft on Sunday.
Reports from Australia have revealed that a btazen thief entered the
Lake Karrinyup Country Clubs locker rooms early on Sunday morning ahead
of the final round and made off with as many as six putters - each
belonging to a different pro.
Players believed to have been affected include final round qualifiers
Connor Syme, Per Langfors, Wade Ormsby and Andrew Martin, as well as
James Morrison and Adrien Saddier.
All six of the affected players were forced to scramble to find last-minute replacement putters.
It is not known why the thief only targeted putters, but police are investigating the crime.
The theft follows a similar incident on Friday night when Zach Murray
reportedly was relieved of dozens of golf balls, gloves, hats and wine
from his locker.
"Putters were reported missing from the bags of six players inside
the locker room at Lake Karrinyup Country Club before the final round of
the World Super 6 Perth," read a statement from Natalie
McIlroy, PGA of Australia general manager of tournament and event
"The locker room is secured in line with our standard tournament
arrangements and we are working with the club, the security team and the
police to establish how this occurred.
"We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to the players involved
and will review this situation to prevent it occurring again."
Several of the golfers revealed the theft of their precious equipment
on social media, including Syme and Ormsby, who took to Facebook to ask
for help in tracking down his stolen Scotty Cameron putter worth over