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Watch: Heroic Matthew Southgate Gives Emotional Interview After Superb Round At The Open

Watch: Heroic Matthew Southgate Gives Emotional Interview After Superb Round At The Open
By Gavin Cooney Updated

You may or may not be aware of the extraordinary story of Matthew Southgate. We wrote about it in greater depth here, but he is playing at Royal Troon this week, exactly a year since undergoing surgery to treat testicular cancer. This was a shattering blow for Southgate, who had been playing on the European Tour in a bid to raise money to pay for treatment for his two-year-old niece, who had been diagnosed with  leukaemia.

Southgate began the morning at Royal Troon in a tie for 25th, and a two-under par round of 69 has catapulted him into a share for 12th position, and a windfall of an estimated £85,000. Most importantly, a top-15 position guarantees Southgate a place at next year's Open Championship.

He gave an emotional interview to Sky Sports afterwards, which you can watch below:

What a story.

What a man.

See Also:Stephen Jones' Profile On Andrew 'Beef' Johnston Is Exactly Why He's The Hero You Need

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