Pau Gasol, the incredible shot behind a tree

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Pau Gasol, the incredible shot behind a tree

Pau Gasol has been one of the names of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament. The man from Sant Boi has shown to have enormous golfing qualities that have delighted the public and the media that have covered the event and who were left in check after an incredible shot that everyone is talking about.

Pau Gasol, results

With a tree just a couple of meters away, the two-time winner of the NBA championship ring made an impact worthy of any professional player who ended up just a few meters from the hole. Pau was unforgiving and safely holed the subsequent putt to continue his sensational performance.

His evolution, after only a few months of golf practice, is very positive and on multiple holes it was his ball that scored points compared to his partner's, the professional Mark Hubbard, with whom he managed to finish in the tenth position.

The final victory was Ben Silverman and NFL player Aaron Rodgers (-25), with three strokes behind Malnati and businessman Don Colleran. Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish former basketball player. He is considered one of the strongest foreigners to have played in the NBA, as well as the strongest Spanish basketball player ever.

He made 6 All-Star Games, made the All-NBA Team 4 times and won 2 NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers. Gasol was the first Memphis Grizzlies player (other than a Spaniard) to make the All-Star Game, as well as holding the Tennessee franchise record for field goal percentage.

He is among 47 NBA players to simultaneously record at least 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,500 assists and 1,500 blocks, as well as among the top 50 scorers in league history. With the Spanish national team he participated in many tournaments, winning 1 World Cup (2006, of which he was MVP) and 3 European Championships (2009, 2011 and 2015), as well as having obtained 2 silver (2008, 2012) and 1 bronze ( 2016) at the Olympics.

Furthermore, he is the European basketball player to have obtained the most medals and to have scored the most points in the history of Eurobasket. He was the flag bearer of Spain at the 2012 Olympics. He has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2003 and created the charity Gasol Foundation.

His social commitment in 2012 won him the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award and the NBA Community Assist Award.