13 Apr, 2016 @ 16:35
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Seven-year-old Spanish golfer hands back trophy after realising he made a mistake on the scorecard

Young golfer

Young golferAT just seven years of age, Spanish golfer Yago Mateo warmed the hearts of the nation when he handed back his golf trophy after realising he had made a mistake on his scorecard.

Yago, from the Costa del Sol, was crowned the winner of a youth tournament run by the Royal Andalucian Golf Federation, with a score of 50.

However, when he got home he realised that he had made a mistake and had actually scored 51.

“He was very worried about the reaction of others,” his father said. “It was a genuine mistake but he didn’t want anyone to think he was a cheat, and he really didn’t want his mum to know”

The golfing federation praised the young golfer as a ‘true gentleman’ adding that his ‘honesty and respect’ was admirable.

Rob Horgan

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  1. Also not like drug taking cyclists and athletes so why the mention of footballers. Jealousy I am guessing at the skill they have and hence why they are paid fortunes.

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