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Sunday 22 October 2017

Golf authorities to Open Championship investigate ‘caddie’ Carlos Tevez

Andres Romero of Argentina and his guest caddie, Manchester City star Carlos Tevez, during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Lytham & St Annes on Sunday
Andres Romero of Argentina and his guest caddie, Manchester City star Carlos Tevez, during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Lytham & St Annes on Sunday

Karl MacGinty

BRITISH OPEN chiefs are intrigued by the appearance of Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez on the fairways at Royal Lytham on Sunday.

Tevez caddied for fellow Argentinian Andres Romero in the final round of the Open. "I think we may need to look at this particular case," R&A championship committee chairman Jim McArthur said at yesterday's post-tournament media briefing.

"The strange thing for me was he (Tevez) never put the bag down, so when he was standing on the green he was carrying the bag all over the place. It's just absolute madness."

An unshaven Tevez was not able to inspire his friend Romero, who carded four double-bogeys and a solitary birdie to close with a dismal 82 to finish on 18-over and last in the field.

While McArthur seemed less than enamoured, his chief executive Peter Dawson chose to accentuate the positives of the incident.

"It's not for me to say anything about players' choice of caddie as long as they behave in the best traditions of the championship and within the rules," said Dawson.

"It was pretty interesting, I thought, because of the big crowd following the group, that golf fans and football fans may overlap a little more than I had realised. It's not a bad thing, perhaps."

Irish Independent

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