The most impressive golfer in competition last week might not have been Martin Kaymer, who claimed his third tournament in a row at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. It might have been Manuel De Los Santos, a one-time promising baseball player from the Dominican Republic who lost his leg in an auto accident and turned to golf in 2004.
Six years later, De Los Santos competed in the Dunhill for the second time last week, teaming with professional FranÃ§ois Delamontagne to finish T-45 in the pro-am. Although he uses crutches to walk from one hole to the next, De Los Santos uses only his remaining leg for balance when hitting a shot. Even more remarkable is how De Los Santos, a 3-handicap, can consistently make such powerful and crisp contact, while also exhibiting a delicate touch around the greens.
See for yourself in this video below:
Or in this video taken from last year's Dunhill Links Championship:
-- Sam Weinman