How Tevez bagged Open place

Carlos Tevez caddies for Argentina's Andres Romero
Carlos Tevez caddies for Argentina's Andres Romero
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A person whose place in future Opens is in question is Manchester City and Argentina footballer Carlos Tevez.

He caused a stir on the final day at Royal Lytham when he caddied for his compatriot Andres Romero, who shot an 82 with Tevez on the bag, and finished plum last.

Jim McArthur, chairman of the R and A championship committee, said: “I think we may need to look at this particular case.

“Obviously, it just happened on Sunday, but we haven’t had a chance to discuss this.

“Maybe it’s something we need to just have a look at.

“We normally get a list of caddies at the beginning of the week and we take that into account.

“The one thing we couldn’t quite understand was why such a big crowd was following a match at the end of the field – until we realised who was doing the caddying.

“The strange thing for me was 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.”

Asked if Tevez, who reportedly chatted to spectators on the tee, was taking the competition too lightly, Peter Dawson, of the
R and A, said: “It’s not for me to say anything about a player’s choice of caddie, as long as they behave in the best traditions of the Championship and within the rules.

“For all I know, Mr Tevez may be a very experienced caddie.

“But whether it’s the player’s fault or the caddie’s fault that the score was so high, I couldn’t possibly comment.”

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