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Paul McGinley's Ryder up mementos Stolen from his car in San Francisco.

Paul McGinley's Ryder up mementos Stolen from his car in San Francisco.

Paul McGinley, the Irish golfer who has won four events on the European Tour was playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, went from San Francisco airport to Ocean Beach to get some fresh air and have lunch. When he returned to his car outside the restaurant, he found the back window shattered and his clubs, travel bag, a carry-on bag, travel documents and passport stolen, as well as Ryder Cup items he had set aside for a charity auction.

McGinley also said in a statement that the thief also took Ryder Cup items he had set aside for a charity auction. He said he was disappointed, but added it could happen in any country or city. But it s really pathetic for him.

In a report Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson honors the job done by McGinley.

He said: I think the man that did it (led the side) was Paul McGinley. His attention to detail and preparation was fantastic.

This is perceptible that McGinley stood down as captain after Europe beat the United States in the Ryder Cup in Scotland in September and is on a five-man panel that is due to announce his successor in the next few weeks.

After the unexpected incident He said in an announcement I was just disappointed, McGinley said, I had only been in the country an hour and a half. It can happen in any country, or city in the world. I thought it was safe, and it didn't cross my mind.

McGinley, who has had the golf club and also the captain of last year's winning European Ryder Cup team, said he was testing new equipment including clubs and shoes - ahead of this week's tournament on the Monterey Peninsula.

After the awful unpleasant incident McGinley stood down as captain after Europe beat the United States in the Ryder Cup in Scotland in September and is on a five-man panel that is due to announce his successor in the next few weeks. The $6.8 million Pebble Beach tournament starts on Thursday.

Paul McGinley's Ryder up mementos Stolen from his car in San Francisco.

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