In-Kyung Kim's golf bag was stolen off an airplane, then was being sold in a California golf store
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In-Kyung Kim’s golf bag was stolen off an airplane, then was being sold in a California golf store

In-Kyung Kim had a rough month. She was flying from Miami to San Diego, en route to an LPGA event in Asia. Her golf clubs never made it off the American Airlines flight.

American Airlines suggested she, a professional golfer, rent a new set. (Screw off, American.) Obviously that's a big problem for a pro golfer. Even if they can get quick access to a new set close to their specs, a pro golfer knows their equipment so intimately that any change can be a big deal. On top of that, the reigning Ricoh Women's British Open champion had personal belongings in her golf bag, including her LPGA player badge. The whole thing was a mess.

So, imagine Kim's surprise when she found out her golf bags and clubs were being sold, one by one, at a Play It Again Sports in Carlsbad. Apparently, someone -- whether it was an airport employee or someone else -- took her equipment and pawned it off as a whole bag they wanted to sell for cash.

Fortunately for Kim, some fans of hers saw a television segment she did sharing what's in her bag. It was filmed before the clubs went missing. These fans in Carlsbad then went to this Play It Again Sports, where the clubs were being sold for $60 each, as well her staff bag. Ultimately, the police were notified of what had happened and the clubs were seized.

Kim then shot a video in Carlsbad for this week's Kia Classic where she was reunited with some of her unsold clubs, sans headcovers.

Absolutely unbelievable on a variety of fronts. Fortunately, Kim at least has some of her clubs back.

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