World No. 3 John Rahm (29, Spain) praised Bale’s golf skills after playing a pro-am match with Gareth Bale (33, Wales), who announced his retirement as a soccer player two weeks ago. did.
According to US Golf Week on the 25th (Korean time), Rahm and Bale played together at the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money of $8.7 million) Pro-Am held at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, California.
Bale is a superstar who played in Real Madrid in Spain and Tottenham in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL), and led Wales to the World Cup finals in 64 years at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. 메이저놀이터
His golf skills are known to be in his mid-70s. Although he was a soccer player, he was famous for being a golf fanatic. The day before, he announced on his social media the news of participating in the PGA Tour AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to be held on the 2nd of next month, and on this day also participated in the Farmers Insurance Open Pro-Am.
Ram, a fan of Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish professional soccer league Primera Liga, said, “Bale is one of the reasons Real Madrid has beaten our team so many times over the past 10 years.” “I told Bale, ‘You can’t be good at professional soccer and golf at the same time. It’s not fair,’ he said. He couldn’t have devoted himself to golf, but it’s not fair in the slightest that he has this much talent at golf.”
“He didn’t have to ask me questions, but he didn’t really ask anything. It’s enough already,” he added. “If I finish football and practice more, I will be much better.”
Meanwhile, Rahm is aiming for a third straight PGA Tour win at the Farmers Insurance Open. He recently won four championships on the PGA Tour and six events on the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour). Torrey Pines Golf Club, where the tournament is held, also has its strengths. This is because he won his first major at the 2021 US Open held at this venue, and reached the top for the first time on the PGA Tour at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open.