Two Aussies pretend to be golf pros to enter tournament in North Korea

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A couple of Australian polo players – and importantly, not professional golfers – managed to email their way into the North Korean Golf Open in Pyongyang.

It actually didn't take much effort. While competing in a polo tournament in Beijing they emailed the tournament organizers saying they were Australian golfers, which resulted in their anointment as the official Australian team. And then they actually showed up and played (poorly), finishing ahead of just one other participant: the ambassador of Nepal's 15-year-old daughter.

The “golfers,” 28-year-olds Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay of Brisbane, very easily could have ended up in prison or worse. Watch them tell the insane story in greater detail: