Gareth Bale (Wales)’s golf skills were unveiled.
Bale, along with Pro Joseph Bramlett (USA) in the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour held at Spyglass Hill (par 72, 7041 yards) in Pebble Beach, California, USA on the 3rd (Korean time) 7 scored under par.
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a unique tournament. 156 pros team up with 156 famous people (celebrities) to compete. A better ball that records a better score between a pro and a celebrity after playing 3 rounds at Skyglass Hill, Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72, 6972 yards), and Ponteray Peninsular Country Club (par 71, 6957 yards). It is played in a better ball fashion.
After 3 rounds, the top 60 pros go to the final round according to their stroke performance. Celebrities and professionals from the top 25 teams will also participate. After that, the pro championship and the pro-am championship are separated.
Attention was focused on Bale, who participated as a celebrity.
Welsh football legend Bale is known for his golf fanatics. During his injury, he was even criticized for visiting the golf course. Jon Lam (Spain) and Matt Fitzpatrick (England), who had a practice round, also have skills to the point of admiration. The handicap for this tournament is ‘2’. Comedian and actor Alfonso Ribeiro (USA) is next.
Bramlett hit 4 under par with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys. The combined score with Bale was 7 under par, tied for 18th in the Pro-Am category. Bale’s scorecard was not released. However, if you consider Bramlet’s score and Bale’s handicap, you can measure his skill to some extent. 메이저사이트
Bale also showed an accurate recovery shot in hole 2 (par 4) where he put the ball on the cart road into the hole cup. He even succeeded in the putt that followed and recorded a par.
“It was a great shot. Like all amateur golfers, I did my best to get it in the hole,” Bale said. “I’m used to playing in front of 80,000 people, but golf is a completely different sport. Luckily, one of my best shots from the first fairway. hit,” he laughed.
Hank Rubioda (USA) took the sole lead by hitting 8 under par. Kurt Kitayama, Chad Rami (USA), and Harry Hall (England) tied for second place at 7 under par. Jordan Spieth (USA) and Fitzpatrick tied for 61st at 1 under par.
The Korean players were a little hesitant. Ahn Byeong-hun (32) and Kang Seong-hun (36) tied for 47th at 2-under par, Noh Seung-yeol (32) tied for 79th at even par, and Kim Seong-hyun (25) finished the first round with a 2-over par and tied for 117th.