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Soccer's Tevez Caddies for Romero

Gerry Penny/EPA

Five years ago to the day Andrés Romero played a major part in one of the most exciting final rounds in Open Championship history. Leading the 2007 tournament by two strokes going down the 71st hole at Carnoustie, he snap-hooked a shot out of bounds to double bogey, then dropped another at the last to finish one shy of a play-off with Sergio García and the eventual winner, Padraig Harrington. It was a sad end to a brave tilt at golf's most prestigious title: the promising 26-year-old had shot a final-day 67, a whirlwind effort featuring 10 birdies, two bogeys, two double bogeys, and only five pars.

Romero looked every inch a future Open champion. As well as finishing a magnificently entertaining third in 2007, he had tied for eighth the previous year in his Open...

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