Gareth Bale finishes in top 20 at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Bale enjoyed the experience despite his competition being limited

By Web Desk
February 06, 2023
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Gareth Bale finished joint-16th in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am after being forced to withdraw from the final round due to high gusts in California.

With 54 holes cut from the amateur competition, former Wales footballer and playing partner Joseph Bramlett finished on 16 under.

NFL legend Aaron Rodgers and Canadian professional Ben Silverman tied for first place on 26 under among amateurs.

Bale enjoyed the experience despite his competition being limited.

"The last couple of weeks have been amazing," Bale said. "People giving me compliments on my game is incredible, they have put a bit too much pressure on my shoulders!

"I am a big golf fan and appreciate what these players do on the golf course. It is great to play with them, interact and watch what they do.

"Just watching him (Bramlett) strike a ball is something else. The power, the touch. He has been incredible and he is an even better guy, which is more important. I couldn't have asked for a better partner."

It should be noted here that soon after the end of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Bale declared his retirement from football.

He led Wales to its first World Cup appearance since 1958 in Qatar in 2022. He served as his nation's talisman as they advanced to the 2016 and 2020 Euros.

Bale is arguably the best footballer to represent Wales, having won the Champions League five times with Real Madrid.