‘Soccer legend’ Gareth Bale (Wales) tied for 18th in the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of $9 million) on the PGA Tour.
In the first round of the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am held at Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72) in Pebble Beach, California, USA on the 3rd (Korean time), Bale teamed up with Joseph Bramlett (USA) and scored 7 under par.
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am features 156 pros and 156 celebrities. Scores are calculated separately for stroke play for pros, and ranks are calculated for amateurs based on their combined scores with those of the same group of pros.
Bale tied for 18th with a 7-under at Bramlett and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. It is unknown what kind of performance Bale performed, but considering that Bramlett recorded 4 under par with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys, we can expect that Bale also performed outstandingly as rumored.
He said he was nervous from the first hole, but finished with a neat par. In the 2nd hole (par 4), he tried a chip shot from the side of the cart road around the green, and showed off a sharp feeling of hitting the hole within about 2m.
“I was definitely nervous from the first hole,” Bale said. “I’m used to playing in front of over 80,000 people on TV live, but this is a completely different sport. There’s something out of the comfort zone. It’s a great experience. I’m lucky to have one of my best shots.” 먹튀검증
He went on to praise his partner, saying, “I met Bramlett about a year ago and signed with the same company. I met him for the first time last week, and he is a player with great potential.”
“I look forward to two days of fun with great people like today. I’m going to enjoy the day. I’m trying to do the best I can,” he said.
Bale announced his retirement after playing for Real Madrid and the Wales national team. He later turned his attention to his favorite sport, golf. Bale’s love of golf is well known. He also hosted the DP World Tour Kazuo Open held in August last year, and he did not miss golf even when he was injured during his time at Real Madrid in the past.