Welsh football legend Gareth Bale, who once had a meal with Son Heung-min at Tottenham Hotspur in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL), will ‘shot’ instead of ‘shoot’ on the PGA Tour.
Bale will participate in the amateur category of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of 9 million dollars), which opens on the 3rd (Korean time). 메이저놀이터
Global soccer star Bale, who played for Tottenham and Real Madrid (Spain), announced his retirement on the 10th of last month.
Last year, he participated in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as Wales representative, which became his last career.
Bale took off his soccer boots and picked up a golf club. He is no stranger to fans.
Bale’s love of golf was well known during his playing days. Even during his injuries, he was exposed several times while playing golf.
Having scored 41 goals in A matches for Wales, his golf skills are also more than amateurs.
Right after his retirement, he participated in the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open Pro-Am, an unofficial match, and John Rahm (Spain), third in the men’s golf world rankings, who played with him, said, “It’s not fair that Bale is good at golf. If he concentrates on golf, his skills will improve.” that,” he was surprised.
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which will be Bale’s debut stage, is a game in which pros and amateurs round together.
In this tournament, Bale received a handicap of ‘2’ from the organizers. That means hitting an average of 74 on a par 72 course.
Among the 156 amateur golfers, only comedian and actor Alphonse Ribeiro (handicap 1) has better golf skills than Bale.
Bale is in a group with Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, CEO of AME Cloud Venture, David Ringmert (Sweden), and Joseph Bramlett (USA).
Meanwhile, the tournament was canceled due to the PGA Tour’s top players preparing for the WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars) scheduled for next week.
This is why Bale, an amateur and former soccer player, is attracting attention due to the absence of star golfers.