Former Real Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale made a strong begin to his first look at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California on Thursday, as he and his skilled companion Joseph Bramlett completed the primary round with a seven-under-par 65.
Quite a lot of celebrities, together with actor Bill Murray and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, are collaborating within the occasion alongside professionals like U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick and world No. 5 Patrick Cantlay.
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As he ready to tee off at the primary gap, Bale described enjoying within the match as a “dream” however admitted “there’s a lot of nerves for some reason.”
But that first tee shot landed completely on the inexperienced to start the round with a par.
“I think every amateur will tell you they are out of their comfort zone, even though we are used to playing in front of 80,000 or more live on TV. It is a completely different sport,” he told Sky Sports.
“It is something that is just different and it is a cool experience, and I am lucky I hit one of my best shots down the first fairway which was nice.”
Bale impressed once more on the second gap when being handed a drop on the cart path and chipping inside 4 toes of the pin to save lots of par.
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“I am more worried about how I found myself [on the path] in the first place, but I guess a lot of amateurs find themselves in that position,” Bale mentioned.
“It was a great shot and I just tried to play into the bank and hope for the best like most amateurs do.”
Bale, 33, introduced his retirement from soccer final month after captaining Wales of their first World Cup since 1958 at the tip of 2022. The five-time Champion League winner completed his profession with LAFC, the place he scored a dramatic equaliser as they received MLS Cup final November.
The former Tottenham ahead is famend for his love of golf. During his time at Real Madrid, he obtained backlash from his personal supporters after posing with a banner which learn: “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order.”