‘Multisportsman’ Gareth Bale shines with an incredible cart shot on day one of his PGA career as he turns 65
Newly retired Gareth Bale shone on the first day of his PGA career when he hit an incredible cart path shot and hit 65.
The 33-year-old retired from football after the World Cup, ending a glittering 17-year career.
Bale has always been an avid golfer, so he decided to compete in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
He is one of 156 amateurs taking part alongside 156 professionals.
Bale teamed up with former Korn Ferry Tour Championship winner Joseph Bramlett and the pair started seven under par 65 at Spyglass Hill Course.
But the highlight of former Tottenham and Real Madrid ace Bale’s day came when he made a great par save from the greenside cart path.
The five-time Champions League winner jabbed three feet with a chip.
Despite the good shot, Bale says he’s “more concerned” about how he got off the ground in the first place.
He said: “I worry more about how I found myself [on the path] primarily, but I think a lot of amateurs find themselves in that position.
“It was a great shot and I just tried to play into the bench and hope for the best like most amateurs do.
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“It was nice to see it roll up nice and close and he was pretty much on par so I said, ‘I’m going to pick it up,’ and he made me putt it because he said, ‘This is gonna be the biggest -and down’.
“I finished well and it was a great shot, I can’t really say much more.”
Bale, who has a handicap of two and is used to playing under pressure, admitted he was nervous about making his PGA debut.
He said: “Yes, sure (I was nervous).
“I think any amateur will tell you they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone, even though we’re used to playing in front of 80,000 or more live TVs. It’s a completely different sport.
“It’s just different and a cool experience and I’m glad I hit one of my best shots on the first fairway which was nice.”
Bramlett and Bale have known each other for a year and the ex-footie ace is keen to continue learning from the 34-year-old.
Bale said: “We met about a year ago and we were just talking about the year.
“I said to him last week, let’s prepare for this week. He had a great week last week and what a player.
“He’s a world-class player. Watching these players play you can learn things and experience how they do their business and how they do their process.
“It’s just nice to observe and pick up on things, their behavior, their focus.
“It’s different than what we’re used to, but it’s similar to my job. We have similar qualities so it’s fantastic to play with him today.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7297219/gareth-bale-pga-golf-career-incredible-cart-shot/ ‘Multisportsman’ Gareth Bale shines with an incredible cart shot on day one of his PGA career as he turns 65