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October 12, 2009 5:32 PM   Subscribe

Simon Dyson was the winner at the Dunhill Links Championship, but Manuel de los Santos may have made the biggest impression at the pro-am event, which was played on St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie. De los Santos, 25, is a former baseball player who lost a leg in a car accident and picked up golf in 2004, after moving from his native Dominican Republic to France. He plays to a 3-handicap without the aid of a prosthesis.
posted by netbros (4 comments total)
Damn, you've short-circuited the old Jack Newton joke - "But what's his handicap?!"
posted by Pinback at 5:52 PM on October 12, 2009

That... shouldn't be possible. Should it?

God, I wish my grandmother had all her marbles still. She used to moan about my golfing stance no matter what I did. She'd blow a blood vessel watching this guy's swing.

I think the only thing I successfully hit with a golf club was when my grandmother walked behind me while I was practising.
posted by twine42 at 6:10 AM on October 13, 2009

For the record, I want it known that there is no provable link between my grandmother's dementia and being hit with a high speed 5 iron.

None at all.
posted by twine42 at 6:11 AM on October 13, 2009

Hey, isn't there a Happy Gilmore joke in here somewhere?
posted by clvrmnky at 1:29 PM on October 13, 2009

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