Video of the Week: A One-legged Dominican Golfer? Meet "Manuel de los Santos"

Manuel de los Santos

With the Dominican Republic beating Puerto Rico to win the World Baseball Classic, I wanted to find a video that was about baseball and/or about the Dominican Republic. What I found was the amazing story about a former Dominican baseball player who lost a leg in an unfortunate motorcycle accident who then moved to France and was inspired to take up golf after seeing the Robert Redford film "The Legend of Bagger Vance".

Director Peter Montgomery was compelled to document Santos' story after reading about him in 2009 and spent the next year filming this short documentary video on what has to be the world's most extraordinary golfer.

As for Santos, he plays with a golf handicap of just three and competes in golf tournaments around the world. Oh and did I mention he does it all on one leg? Without a prosthetic? Yeah, that.


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