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The story of Manuel De Los Santos is remarkable and uplifting by any standard, sporting or otherwise. Born in San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, he was a promising young baseball star with dreams of playing professionally in the United States. But the age of 18, his life changed for ever when a car crashed into the motorbike he was riding and he awoke from a coma four days later to find his left leg had been amputated above the knee.

After he moved to France with his wife Elena, the second major turning-point in his sporting life came in 2004, when he watched the film, The Legend of Bagger Vance.
It told of a golfer (Matt Damon) inspired by his caddy (Will Smith) to overcome adversity. Similarly inspired, Manuel decided to take up golf.