WATCH: Australian duo prank their way into North Korean Championship!

The best golf story you'll watch this week. 

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Thu, 3 Nov 2016

Two Australian pranksters tricked their way into competing in the North Korean Amateur Golf Championship last month, according to Nine News Australia.

Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay, both 28 and keen amateur golfers, were originally playing in a polo event in China but decided to cut their vacation short by playing in Pyongyang at a North Korea golf tournament, staged at "the world's most exclusive" course. 

The tournament was open to all nationalities, except South Koreans. 

Ruig and Shay happily applied via email posing as part of an Australian national team touring Asia, even if it meant handing over their passports to authorities in order to enter the country.

They decked themselves out in very official-looking green jackets made in Beijing and inspired by those worn by the Wallabies on tour. Complete with the Aussie emblem, the blazers read ‘Polo and Golf Grand Slam Tour The Orient 2016’.

And to their surprise, the charade worked.

Watch the drama unfold here...




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