Soccer star Bale shows off his golf skills at the PGA Tour
Soccer star Gareth Bale (34) proved his well-known golf skills with his sharp shot.
It was the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of 9 million dollars) that kicked off on the 3rd (Korean time) in Pebble Beach, California, USA.
This tournament is of the nature of a pro-am, where celebrities from all walks of life play alongside professional players. Professionals and amateurs compete in teams of two, and the winner is determined by the professional’s individual score and the team’s combined score of the professional and amateur.
Bale tied for 18th in the team competition on the first day by jointly scoring 7 under par with Joseph Bramlett (USA) at the Spyglass Hill Golf Course (par 72, 7041 yards). In terms of team performance alone, there is a gap of five strokes from the leader.
Bale said he was “nervous” before the tee shot on the first hole, but he couldn’t find anything like that on the course. He caught par with a bunker save on hole 1 (par 5), followed by a par on hole 2 (par 4) by dropping his third shot from the edge of the cart road to the pin 1m away.
“Whether you’re used to playing in front of 80,000 people or even more watching live on TV, this is a completely different sport,” said Bale after the round. “Luckily, one of the best shots came from the first fairway.” .
Regarding the par save scene in the 2nd hole, “It was a great shot. It was good to see it rolling well, and the finish was good,” he said with satisfaction, saying, “There is nothing more to say.” 토토사이트
Bale, who has scored 41 goals in 111 matches as a member of the Welsh national team since 2006 and holds the record for the most A-match appearances and the most goals for the national team, announced his retirement from both the club and the national team last month after participating in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
He played for Southampton and Tottenham in the English Professional Football Premium League, Real Madrid in Spain, and LAFC in the United States.