Georgia Hall was one of the best stories in golf last year, winning the Women's British Open trophy at Royal Lytham and St. Annes for her first-career major title in her home country.
The Englishwoman has enjoyed a great year as the Champion Golfer of the Year, and she defends this week at Woburn Golf Club just outside of London. However, Hall revealed in her defending champion's news conference on Tuesday that her replica trophy from her win last year was stolen in London two weeks ago.
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Hall said she was in London to have the full list of previous champions' names engraved on her replica trophy so it would look more like the actual trophy she won last year. While she was visiting a friend, robbers smashed in the back window of her car and took the trophy and the case in which it was being held.
"I don't know if they knew it was me or not, because it was in the box and everything," Hall explained, suggesting she wasn't targeted. "I had golf clubs in there, and they didn't take that."
It's yet to have been found by police.
"They've probably melted it down," Hall joked.
Hall said there weren't security cameras in the area, so there's no visual of the person or people who broke into her car around midday in the Chiswick section of town.
Tournament officials and the R&A are working to get her a new replica trophy.