Stenson said this past week that the thief or thieves had not been caught, and that he was convinced he had been targeted.
In retrospect, he can see that he unwittingly left a trail of clues to where he was staying. He let Sky Sports film him walking into the rental house holding the Claret Jug. He took a photograph with fans in front of the house, and he parked his courtesy car, with Open Championship markings on the side doors, in the driveway.
“I guess it was a bit of an eye-opener in terms of when we’re at some of these big events, we do make easy marks for criminals who are quite clever at what they do,” Stenson said.
It used to be that the worst crime that players…