Tony Castro, Fidel’s son, surprisingly wins a golf tournament in Cuba

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This story has shades of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il, who according to his official biography, shot a mind boggling 38 on a regulation 18-hole golf course, including an amazing 11 holes in one. And that was just his first try at golf. And if you don’t believe him, there are seventeen bodyguards who will swear to it!

It turns out that Fidel’s excitable boy, Tony Castro, has just won a golf tournament in Cuba:

Fidel Castro’s son wins golf tourney

El hijo de Fidel Castro, Antonio Castro.

Fidel Castro’s son Antonio triumphed at the fifth annual Montecristo Cup golf tournament held in his native country.

The Cuban revolution leader’s son showed the best result on the 3.5-kilometre golf course on the coastline of Varadero, 140 kilometres east of Havana.

The tournament, held last weekend, featured over 100 players from 15 countries, including the US, Canada, Britain and Spain.

The 42-year-old is vice president of the Switzerland-based International Baseball Federation and the deputy head of the Cuban Baseball Federation.

There is no mention of what the prize was for the tournament winner. And more importantly, there is no mention of what the “prize” would be for the golfer who did not let son of Cuba’s dictator win.

4 thoughts on “Tony Castro, Fidel’s son, surprisingly wins a golf tournament in Cuba

  1. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that Tony won fair and square in a field of over a hundred players from various countries. That would require that he be spending a LOT of time, energy and resources playing golf (everyone, after all, is not a natural like Kim Jong Il). This seems a tad, uh, inappropriate for a “revolutionary,” especially a son of Fidel Castro. Shouldn’t he be at least pretending to do something more socially conscious than playing a rich man’s game and running around posing like a 1950s playboy? I mean, his cousin Mariela’s on the ball, however spuriously, but maybe Tony’s just not political, as they say. Maybe he’s just a rich and spoiled daddy’s boy, or more likely, mamma’s boy.

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