Many athletes find a refuge in golf. And there are several who go further and begin to take their first steps in tournaments. This is the case of what happens in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a PGA Tour event in which professional and amateur golfers compete. Sports stars like Gareth Bale or Pau Gasol will be one of the main attractions in this tournament that starts today.
in the fields of Pebble BeachSpyglass and Monterey Peninsula, these celebrities will share rounds with golf professionals like Jordan Spieth or Matthew Fitzpatrick. The amateurs will not appear in the event’s classification, which is official on the PGA Tour, but they will be paired with a professional and will play best ball for three days, four if they make the cut.
It will be the first time that Gareth Bale, recently retired from football, prove himself at such an event. The Welshman’s fondness for golf is known to all, and he even had problems at Real Madrid for it (the famous “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order”). In 2020, Bale commented that his handicap was around “three or four”, which means that he has a more than acceptable level. I also know will premiere Pau Gasol, who has found his passion in golf after retiring from basketball. It is common to see the Spaniard attending tournaments, like the past British Open.
Bale and Gasol will not be the only big personalities, as 156 amateurs are participating. Names like Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers, NFL quarterbacks, singer Macklemoreor the actors Bill Murray and Alfonso Ribeiro will also participate in this golf party.