Two Australian friends fooled North Korea into thinking they were professional golfers. The two 28-year-olds, Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay, were on a polo trip when they decided to pull the prank and enter the North Korean Golf Championship by email. I didn’t even know there was such a tournament.
Via the DailyMail:
Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay, both 28 and from Brisbane, cut short their polo trip in Beijing when they entered the annual championships by email.
They pranked authorities into believing they were the Australian Golf team, and went on to play so poorly a caddy told them they brought shame to their families, Mr Shay said.
The pair simply applied by email and expected the joke to end there.
‘We just emailed them really. I don’t think they’re massive on the internet over there so I don’t think they had many opportunities to research,’ Mr Shay, director of Nodad Design And Construct, told Daily Mail Australia.
‘We didn’t think we’d actually be accepted.’
But to Mr Shay and Mr Ruig’s surprise they were accepted and they ‘just went for it’.
The pair had claimed to be low handicaps and even had green blazers with the Australian logo on the breast made to look the part.
Golf must not be that great in North Korea if these two came in second to last place.
You’ve got to give these two credit, that’s a pretty ballsy move in attempting to fool a country that barely allows its own citizens to use electricity, especially when they were required to hand over their passports. Of course, who knows where these two would be had they not been found out to be frauds.