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Jon Rahm Taken Aback By Gareth Bale's Golf Standards

Jon Rahm Taken Aback By Gareth Bale's Golf Standards
By Michael Bolton Updated
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While he made no secret of his passion for golf during his career, Gareth Bale has shocked one of the game's best in Jon Rahm with just how good he is.

In a glittering career that saw him win an incredible five Champions League titles with Real Madrid, Gareth Bale announced his retirement from professional football earlier this month.

The 33-year-old's last involvement was with Wales in the World Cup, and will likely go down as one of the greatest British players of all time.

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However, during his time at Real Madrid, there was some attitude to the game, with his passion for golf criticised by some.

In a move that will come as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Gareth Bale will take part in his first PGA Tour event in February at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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While this will be an event that will see him compete with several other celebrities, such as Bill Murray and Macklemore, it sounds like the professionals in the game will be keeping a closer eye on Bale.

Ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open this week, Jon Rahm got a close up view of the Welshman's golfing ability, and it's safe to say he's impressed with what he has seen.

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I told Gareth you can't be so good at professional football and golf at the same time, that doesn't seem fair. He didn't ask for anything, nor should he be asking, he's already good enough.

He has no business being that good when he's a professional football player. When he can actually practise more, he's going to get a lot better. He got two strokes in the Pro-Am, which I think is already wrong. He should be giving strokes back to the rest of the amateurs because he is a very, very good player."

Some very high praise for Gareth Bale, who could add some silverware on the golf course to his incredible trophy cabinet from the pitch.

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2 October 2016; Patrick Reed of USA is congratulated by Rory McIlroy, right, after beating him in the Singles at The 2016 Ryder Cup Matches at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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