$10,000 worth of alcohol stolen from US Open

Phil Mickelson wasn't the only one who lost money at the US Open. (USATSI)
Phil Mickelson wasn't the only one who lost money at the U.S. Open. (USATSI)

More Golf: Leaderboard | Rankings | Schedule | Expert Picks | Equipment | FedEx Cup

The USGA missed out on millions of dollars by hosting this year's US Open at a tiny venue like Merion Golf Club, but they also lost $10,000 last Tuesday shortly after the tournament ended. 

According to this report by Philly.com, "Thieves made off with thousands of dollars of liquor left over from the US Open that was left on Haverford College's campus."

Haverford College is 400 yards from the No. 18 hole at Merion.

The USGA was keeping alcohol there because it was the site of the "Trophy Club," which is one of those exclusive hoity-toity tents with a bar in which pretentiousness flows harder than the alcohol itself.

An unfortunate situation for the USGA, for sure. Beer, wine and liquor were likely all taken from the tent.

I'm sorry to state the obvious here, but if you put thousands of dollars worth of alcohol anywhere within five miles of a college campus, shouldn't you maybe hire a little extra security?

For more golf news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnGolf and @KylePorterCBS on Twitter or Google+ and like us on Facebook.

CBS Sports Writer

Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Shop
2016 PGA Championship Apparel
Our Latest Stories