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Esteban Toledo is enriching the fourth edition of the 2022 Multimedia Cup that will be taking place at the Valle Alto Golf Club.Toledo, wh


Esteban Toledo is enriching the fourth edition of the 2022 Multimedia Cup that will be taking place at the Valle Alto Club.

Toledo, who was born in Mexicali, is an inspirational story. From someone who never gave up and achieved his dreams. It could be said that he has lived a life worthy of a Hollywood movie that will also become a reality.

The 60-year-old Mexican turned professional in 1986 and after almost a decade managed to reach the ‘Big Leagues’ on the PGA Tour.

In total he played in eight seasons on the PGA Tour, then continued to shine on the PGA Champions Tour where he achieved four victories.

He managed to compete with legends like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods among others.

For all this and much more, Toledo told us that he has already signed a contract with Hollywood to make him a movie and has already written a book.

“Right now I am making my film. I’m already making a movie. I already have a Hollywood contract. They already told me everything ready. It’s incredible, this little guy who comes from below, wrote a book, I never thought he would write a book and then comes Esteban Toledo’s movie, it’s incredible. I don’t believe it”.

Esteban himself cannot believe it since he is someone who had to ride in trucks and many other situations to get to where he is.

“Because I come here to Mexico all simple, I go in the trucks and suddenly a movie is going to be made. I do not believe that”.

Esteban describes his situation as someone who was poor, had to work from an early age to help his mother, after his father died when he was five years old.

He got on a Greyhound bus and left for the United States with 300 pesos in his pocket.

“I was born in a little shack in Mexicali and from there to collect balls in the range, then from there to bowl shoes and then sing songs in urban buses to get a few pesos to help my mother.”

“From there I went to the United States, luckily I got ‘gringo’ sponsorships. They believed in me and I flew to the United States with 300 pesos in my bag. I grab the Greyhound. I’m going to the United States with nothing and made it to the ‘Big Leagues’. Is incredible”.

For Esteban it was not only that he reached the Major Leagues but that he stayed. He is now one of the examples of the history of Mexican golf.

He went on to compete in three major championships including the 2002 British Open at the Murifield course in Scotland where he made the cut.

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