Gareth Bale (34) chose golf as his second life.
The British daily Mirror reported on the 24th 스포츠토토 that Bale will participate in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am of the PGA Tour, which will be held on the 3rd of next month in Pebble Beach, California, USA. The Pebble Beach Pro-Am is an official tournament in which 156 players from the PGA Tour and 156 amateur golfers compete in pairs. In addition to famous players such as Matt Fitzpatrick, Jordan Spitz, and Luke Donald, celebrities such as Bill Murray and Jason Bateman in entertainment and sports will appear.
Bale announced his retirement from active play on the 10th. He declared an active service extension for six months immediately after advancing to the 2022 Qatar World Cup finals, but took off his uniform without regret after the finals were over. Most of the predictions were that he would spend his second life as a ‘golfer’ as he nicknamed himself, having shown a special affection for golf since his active days. With this competition, this prediction was correct. On this day, Bale announced his participation in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by releasing a picture of a driver shot through his SNS account.
Bale is a Welsh football legend. Starting with Southampton Youth in 2006, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 and then to Real Madrid (Spain) in 2013, surprising the world football world by spending the second-largest transfer fee of 100 million euros (approximately 134.1 billion won). Afterwards, he contributed to the team’s three consecutive European Champions League titles, but it was regrettable as frequent injuries and discord with the manager overlapped. In particular, he earned the nickname ‘golfer’ by focusing on his golf during his injury rehabilitation and when he was pushed back from the starting lineup.