During his 16 years as a superstar on the football pitch, Gareth Bale, now a former Welsh winger, has been a big problem for opposing defenders. Although he was also top-performing in his 2022 World Cup, Bale decided to stay out of the match. Earlier this month, he announced his retirement at the ripe old age of 33.
Then he did what any sensible retiree does: focus on playing more golf.
Bale’s love of golf has been well documented. Not only did he find a clever workaround when he was banned from golfing in his 2022 World Cup, but he also played some of golf’s most famous holes, including his 17th hole at the TPC. built his three-hole course in his backyard as a tribute to sawgrass.
Bale said it was probably more impressive Eric Anders Lang Shaw On the podcast, his handicap is “between 3 and 4”. I mean, he’s not your average weekend hacker.
Gareth Bale’s golf game impresses Jon Rahm
How good is Bale on the rink? He has a world number 3 player envy of his game.
After playing a Pro-Am round with Bale heading into this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, Jon Rahm said Bale is so talented he doesn’t need a tip from the 2021 US Open champion.
“I told Gareth, you can’t be good at professional football and golf at the same time. It doesn’t seem fair,” Rahm said. “It’s not fair in the slightest to have this kind of golfing talent without being able to focus on one thing.
“He doesn’t ask for anything, nor should he ask for it. No. The moment he gets through it, he will actually be able to practice more and he will be much better.He has had two strokes and I think it is already wrong.He is very He’s a good player in , so he should give the rest of the amateurs a shot.”
Now, you see, when a bunch of PGA players and celebrities get together to play Pro-Am, there’s usually a ton of compliments thrown at them. But in this case, Rahm seems impressed by Bale’s play.
Will the former footballer find himself looking for his PGA Tour card in the not-too-distant future? It looks like you can do the same when put in a .
Vail’s next great Tour pro will hit the field at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am next week.