‘It just doesn’t seem fair’: World No 3 golfer Jon Rahm is amazed by Gareth Bale’s game after sharing nine holes with recently-retired former Real Madrid star ahead of the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open
- Jon Rahm is left amazed by Gareth Bale’s golfing ability after playing together
- Rahm and Bale shared nine holes together ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open
- The former Real Madrid star will take part in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
World No 3 golfer Jon Rahm was left in awe of Gareth Bale’s own ability on the greens after he played nine holes with the Welsh star at Torrey Pines.
The former Wales, Real Madrid and Tottenham star, who announced his retirement earlier this month, will be participating in the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February alongside other celebrities and some of the world’s top golfers.
Ahead of the tournament in California, Bale has been getting some practice in by joining the Spanish star – who won on the PGA Tour last week – ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.
Jon Rahm was left amazed by Gareth Bale’s golfing ability after he shared nine holes with him
The former Real Madrid star will be participating in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February
The 28-year-old Spaniard, who is enjoying a strong season by winning three of his last five starts, is one of the favorites to win the event on the same course where he captured his Sole major title at the 2021 US Open.
Although, Rahm was given a run for his money with a unique challenge as he was paired up with Bale for Tuesday’s Pro-Am and was full of praise for his partner.
‘I told Gareth you just can’t be so good at professional football and golf at the same time, it just doesn’t seem fair,’ Rahm told Spanish news outlet Marca.
Bale has been practicing by joining the World No 3 ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open
Bale won five Champions League titles and three LaLiga Crowns during a decorated career
‘You can’t be dedicated to one thing and still have this much talent for golf, it’s not fair in the slightest. But he’s looking to retire soon and he loves this sport and he loves golf.
‘He really wants to play a little bit more and hopefully in the future I’ll see him more times in the Pro-Am.’
Rahm was obviously unaware that Bale had already hung up his boots, but revealed that he didn’t even need to ask for any tips or advice when out on the course.
‘He didn’t ask for anything, and nor should he be asking he’s good enough,’ answered Rahm.
Bale didn’t even need to ask for any tips or advice when out on the course with the World No 3
‘Like I said he has no business being that good when he’s a professional football player. The second he’s done and he can practice a lot more he’s gonna get a lot better.
‘They got two strokes, which I think is already wrong. He should be giving strokes back to the rest of the amateurs because he’s already a very, very good player.’
There will be 156 amateurs participating at Pebble Beach from February 2-5 and the same number of professionals, including US Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick and world number five Patrick Cantlay.
Other Celebrities listed to play include actor Bill Murray and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.