Two Australian Bros Pretending To Be Pro Golfers Sneak Into Pyongyang For The North Korea Golf Open

by 2 years ago

This is next-level pranksmanship right here. Two Australian bros from Brisbane were on holiday in China when they decided to sneak into North Korea under the guise of being professional golfers and compete in the 2-day North Korea Golf Open tournament.

And what makes this story so spectacular is the two bros managed to get out of North Korea without ever being discovered as frauds, an almost impossible task given that travelers are under 24/7/365 surveillance the entire time they are in North Korea.

via the DailyMail:

Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay, both 28 and from Brisbane, cut short their polo trip in Beijing when they entered the annual championships by email.
They pranked authorities into believing they were the Australian Golf team, and went on to play so poorly a caddy told them they brought shame to their families, Mr Shay said.
The pair simply applied by email and expected the joke to end there.
‘We just emailed them really. I don’t think they’re massive on the internet over there so I don’t think they had many opportunities to research,’ Mr Shay, director of Nodad Design And Construct, told Daily Mail Australia.
‘We didn’t think we’d actually be accepted.’
But to Mr Shay and Mr Ruig’s surprise they were accepted and they ‘just went for it’.
The pair had claimed to be low handicaps and even had green blazers with the Australian logo on the breast made to look the part.

This is one epic fucking prank. As Americans, we could never risk this in a million years. The downside of getting caught is spending a decade or more in a prison work camp eating rats for dinner and getting whipped/beaten by the guards. But North Korea doesn’t consider Australia to be their mortal enemy and spend the entire year pumping anti-Australian propaganda down the throats of the citizens. So these bros were able to pull off a truly epic prank, and I commend them for it.

…(h/t DailyMail)…

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