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Chris Evans banned from celebrity golf event over handicap claims

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Chris Evans returns to his hotel in Liverpool after filming Channel 4's live high-risk reality show ‘Famous and Fearless’

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Chris Evans has been banned for life from an annual celebrity golf tournament.

The BBC Radio 2 DJ revealed that there had been "rumblings of dissent" over his handicap, which some members deemed too high.

Evans won last year's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland with pro partner Nick Dougherty with a score of 40 under par.

However, it was claimed that his handicap of 10 should have been lower, and that he was appearing as a golf 'bandit'.

He said: "Sadly, I will not be defending my title this year. Why? It transpires I've been barred for life.

"I could go into why but frankly it's all a bit of a bore. Suffice to say, if we were kids in the playground, the boy who owns the ball just took it home in a huff because his team didn't win."

Evans added that he was thinking of plotting his own revenge on the decision, saying: "It crossed my mind to set up an alternative tournament on the exact same dates. I think I'll call it the Dung Hill Cup."

His team beat the likes of Hugh Grant, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Douglas, Shane Warne and Don Felder in the competition.

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