Gareth Bale to play in PGA Tour event after retiring from football

Former Wales captain Gareth Bale has said he will play at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf event in February, after announcing his retirement from professional football earlier this month.

Bale, 33, will play alongside professionals and other celebrities in the event starting on February 2 in California.

He said in an Instagram post: "Delighted to announce I will be playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at the start of next month! Let's go."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Gareth Bale (@garethbale11)


The former Real Madrid forward is renowned for his love of golf. During his time at the Bernabeu, he received backlash from his own supporters after posing with a banner which read: "Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order."

Participants for the tournament include actor Bill Murray and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the celebrities section.

Bale announced his retirement from football earlier in January. He won 22 trophies in his career including five Champions League titles with Madrid and the MLS cup with Los Angeles FC.

More from Sports News

On Virgin Radio today

  • Non Stop Hits

    Midnight - 6:00am

    The UAE's #1 Hit Music Station with no interruptions

  • The Kris Fade Show

    6:00am - 10:00am

    Kris, Priti and Rossi host the UAE's biggest radio show. It's full of fun, laughs and it's Where The Stars Live.

Trending on Virgin Radio

  • ARN News Centre

    Get the latest UAE and world news from our award winning team of journalists. The ARN News Centre is the country's most trusted source of information.

  • Regional Artist Spotlight Podcast

    Hear Maz & James chatting to the featured artists every month with Flash Entertainment.

  • The Kris Fade Show Podcast

    Not in the car so much while Kris, Priti and Rossi are on air? Check out the daily podcast here...

  • Ed Sheeran - UAE EXCLUSIVE

    Latest album, what happened with BTS, raising a baby girl, eye surgery, and more!