The recently retired Gareth Bale begins his golf adventure by playing one of the most famous courses in the United States, the “AT&T Pro-Am” (professional and amateur) next February.
The former Tottenham, Real Madrid and Los Angeles striker wrote on his Instagram page: “I am happy to announce that I will be playing in the AT&T Pro-Am tournament early next month!
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The Welsh international winger, who announced his “immediate” end to his professional football career at the age of 33 on January 9, will face other celebrities as well as some of the world’s best players in the tournament.
Among the 156 amateurs participating in the AT&T Pro-Am tournament scheduled for Feb. 2-5, Bill will face actor Bill Murray, while US Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick and world No. 5 Patrick Cantley will take part in the tournament. category professionals.
Bell, who competed with his country in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has made no secret of his desire to move on to the new challenge of golf, which has exposed him to criticism from Real Madrid fans who have accused him of preferring green stadiums to his commitments. with the club.
Bell also sparked controversy in November 2019 when he showed a photo of him standing behind a banner that read “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order” after his country qualified for the 2020 European Championship.