After announcing his retirement from playing football, Gareth Bale will be among the celebrities who, from February 2 to 5, will take part in the AT&T Pebble Beach, PGA Pro-Am golf tournament (one professional and one amateur) in California Tour.
Formerly an ambassador for R&A, the competent golf authority worldwide, except for the United States and Mexico, for two years he has supported the Cazoo Open, an event of the DP World Tour held in Wales.
Gareth Bale, golf
The green has now become the great passion of the former footballer, among others, of Tottenham and Real Madrid.
That he could soon decide to embark on a new career, on the green. Gareth Frank Baleis a Welsh former footballer who played as a forward. Considered one of the best footballers of his generation, grew up in the youth academy of Southampton, a team with which he made his professional debut.
In the summer of 2007, at the age of eighteen, he moved to Tottenham, with which he established himself as one of the most promising talents of his generation, winning an English League Cup and, individually, twice the PFA's Best Player of the Year (2011 and 2013).
In the summer of 2013 he moved to Real Madrid for a total of 100 million euros, which made it, at that time, the most expensive purchase in the history of football. With the Spanish team he won three Spanish league titles, one Copa del Rey, three Spanish Super Cups, five UEFA Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups.
With the Welsh national team, of which he is the record holder for appearances and goals, he has participated in two editions of the European championship (2016 and 2020) and one of the world championship (2022). On 2 June 2022, for sporting and humanitarian merits, he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a member of the Order of the British Empire.
An extremely versatile player, he can be deployed in numerous roles: left or right winger, attacking midfielder, half striker and, if necessary, left full back, his original role.