Since he became a playable character in the video game PGA Tour 2K23, Gareth Bale—a former striker for Real Madrid and Wales—has exchanged the pitch for the green. His passion for golf is well-known.
With his brilliant soccer career coming to an end at the beginning of the year, Bale, 34, made his PGA Tour debut at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. At this week’s BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am, he also teed off alongside Rory McIlroy.
His love of the game often brought him criticism when he was at Madrid, particularly in 2019 when he celebrated by waving a Welsh flag that said, “Wales.” Spain. Golf. that sequence.”
The former captain of Wales, who accompanied Lionel Messi on the cover of Electronic Arts’ FIFA 14 video game, has now been included to PGA Tour 2K23. The game has a course that he himself built.
Call me Gareth Bale. In a video posted on social media, he remarked, “I’m here getting scanned in PGA Tour 2K23.”
Prior to joining Real Madrid in 2013 for a then-world record 100 million euros ($106.55 million), Bale played for Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. There, he won five Champions League trophies in addition to numerous other significant honors.
He guided Wales to their first World Cup since 1958 at the tournament held in Qatar last year, as well as to the semi-finals of the Euro 2016. For the Wales men’s team, Bale holds records with 111 caps and 41 goals in international play.