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Royal Lytham Bosses Criticize Carlos Tévez Caddying At Open Championships

Manchester City striker CARLOS TÉVEZ's caddying cameo during the final round of the Open Championship last weekend has been labelled as "absolute madness" by golf governing body Royal & Ancient, according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. The footballer spent Sunday on the fairways as he carried the bag of his fellow countryman ANDRES ROMERO at Royal Lytham & St. Anne's. Tévez admitted that he could not "offer much advice to Romero but enjoyed the experience nonetheless."  R&A Championship Committee Chair JIM MCARTHUR was less impressed and said that "the issue needs to be investigated." McArthur: "He never put the bag down, even when he was standing on the green -- it's just absolute madness" (LONDON TIMES, 7/24). The London DAILY MAIL wrote R&A CEO PETER DAWSON "took a different view of the incident." Dawson said, "It was pretty interesting. I thought, because of the big crowd following the group, that golf fans and football fans may overlap a little more than I had realised. It's not a bad thing, perhaps" (DAILY MAIL, 7/24).