The Manchester City and Argentina star became (arguably) the most famous caddy since Danny Noonan when he carried Andres Romero‘s clubs at the final round of the British Open.
Tevez did little more than carry (and clean) Romero’s clubs and hold the flagstick for four-plus hours on Sunday. But the presence of the City striker and avid golfer brightened what was an otherwise dreary day for his compatriot Romero and caused a stir among the small crowd of followers.
Romero, who finished third at the 2007 British Open, shot a 12-over par 82 on the final day of this year’s competition. With Tevez’s help, he finished last among the 83 players who made the cut.
“It was my first time at The Open and I enjoyed it but my shoulder is killing me,” the Mail reports Tevez said. “It’s much easier playing fooball than carrying that big bag around.”
Romero advised Tevez to stick to what he’s good at — scoring goals for lots of money.
“He did well,” Romero said. “I would advise him not to give up football, though.”
The relationship between Tevez and Romero goes back some time. The two won the pro-am golf tournament at the Buenos Aires Grand Prix last November. It made headlines because Tevez was AWOL from his club at the time after falling out with manager Roberto Mancini.
After filling out Romero’s scorecard and cleaning the clubs one last time, Tevez high-tailed it off the course as he had to fly to China with his City teammates on Monday morning.
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