Pitcher’s Clubs Stolen At Waste Management’s 16th Hole

The 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open can be a raucous scene on the weekend of the tournament, but on Wednesday during the pro-am, it was also the scene of a crime. 

Archie Bradley, a pitcher for the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, played alongside Byeong-hun An, but in the aftermath of the pro-am, Bradley took part in the celebrity closest-to-the-pin contest on the 16th hole… and that was the last time he saw his clubs.

Bradley, an avid social media user, posted that his clubs had been stolen.

According to, inside the bag, Bradley had his wallet, phone chargers and sunglasses and noted that the bag was “definitely stolen” on the 16th hole.


Not long after the heist was realized, Bradley put out another tweet, this time with the culprit unabashedly selling the clubs online.

The Scottsdale Police Department were on the case, but being a professional athlete with thousands of followers on social media has its perks. Before his clubs were even found, PXG presented Bradley with a new set of sticks the very next day. 

By Super Bowl Sunday, the clubs had been recovered. 

However, Scottsdale Police are still searching for the thief. They posted his picture across social media over the weekend.

Beings that Bradley was able to uncover the alleged thief’s social media accounts with his bag for sale on them, it’s only a matter of time before this criminal mastermind is apprehended.