Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a golf club thief from No. 16 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open after he jacked a set of clubs from the hole during Wednesday’s pro-am. The set of PXGs, which belonged to Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley, went missing from TPC Scottsdale and were later discovered for sale online.
Over the weekend, the Scottsdale Police Department released photos of the alleged club thief, who was spotted walking away with Bradley’s bag slung over his shoulder. The police described him as a bearded white male in his mid-20s with a tattoo on his left forearm and estimated him to be 5’11, 180 lbs. He was last spotted wearing a black hat, gray t-shirt and dark pants.
Bradley said afterwards that his bag was “definitely stolen” from the 16th hole. He added that the bag had his wallet, phone chargers, and his dad’s sunglasses inside. As for Bradley’s clubs themselves, there’s little reason for concern. PXG took care of replacing the clubs themselves, delivering a fresh bag of sticks to his doorstep, where they were delivered with black and white balloons attached.
Even better, Bradley appears to have been reunited with the original set of clubs. “Super Sunday Delivery!” he tweeted on Sunday. “Can’t comment much due to investigation. But clubs and everything in it were found and are at home where they belong! Thank you to everyone who helped with all their tips!”
Pitchers and catchers report for the season starting next week.