Carlos Tévez acts as caddie for golfer Andrés Romero | inside World Soccer

Golf-crazy Carlos Tévez surprised golf fans when he turned up at The Open on Sunday, playing caddie for his good friend Andrés Romero.

Carlos Tévez looks on with Andrés Romero during the 2012 British Open Golf Championship
Carlos Tévez looks on with Andrés Romero during the 2012 British Open Golf Championship

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The pair sauntered onto the first tee with Tévez carrying Romero's large and very full bag as spectators rushed to get a picture of the Manchester City striker.

The Argentine was dwarfed by the huge accessory and seemed to struggle with the weight as he followed his fellow countryman around all day.

But Tévez, wearing a baseball cap bearing his squad number 32, was hardly a lucky talisman as Romero performed extremely badly, finishing in the last place of the 83 players over the weekend.

Despite the miserable score, the 28-year-old said he had enjoyed the experience and admired the course.

He told reporters: "The chance to walk along the course and to be around these great players is a pleasure and something unforgettable.

"It was good to enjoy the last day with him. This was the dream of everybody who plays golf. It was my first Major!

"It was difficult to carry the bag because it weighed so much but it was fine.

"I couldn't give any advice about the slopes but I just carried the bag and supported him each hole.

"Andrés is a professional and he knows everything already. We worked together very well."

Carlos Tévez walks alongside Andrés Romero during the 2012 British Open Golf Championship
Carlos Tévez walks alongside Andrés Romero during the 2012 British Open Golf Championship

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The golfer and the footballer have become firm friends since Romero helped Tévez slash his handicap to a respectable 13 last season. He even won a pro-am tournament in Buenos Aires as part of a team that featured Romero and Sebastián Fernández.

That was when the ex-Manchester United man took several months unsanctioned home leave in the wake of his bust-up with City manager Roberto Mancini.

"He helped a lot today – I am the one who played really badly," added Romero.

"I was hitting the ball badly but he was helping me with my confidence and cheering me all the time.

"I would advise him not to give up football, though."



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