Bale to play in PGA Tour event after retiring from football


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Just weeks after calling it quits on his career as a professional football player, former Wales captain Gareth Bale said he would take part in a PGA Tour event.

Bale declared he would participate in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California in February.

The 33-year-old retired earlier this month with the most male caps for Wales and the most goals for a male player.


“Delighted to announce I will be playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at the start of next month! Let’s go,” he posted on social media on Monday.


Bale, a five-time Champions League champion with Real Madrid, had a strained relationship with the Spanish powerhouses after being photographed holding a banner reading ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’ while representing his nation internationally in 2019.

At Pebble Beach, 156 amateurs and 156 pros will compete, including US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, world no. 5 Patrick Cantlay, and three-time major champion Jordan Spieth.