Former Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale is set to make his debut in a forthcoming golf tournament, popularly called PGA Tour, weeks after retiring from football.

The former Wales captain announced he will compete in February’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California, in an Instagram post.

Posting a picture of himself on a golf pitch the 33-year-old wrote, “Delighted to announce I will be playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at the start of next month! Let’s go.”

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Bale will be among the 156 amateurs participating at Pebble Beach alongside US Open golf champion Matt Fitzpatrick

He announced his retirement from football earlier in January as Wales’ most-capped male player and record men’s goalscorer.

Bale, a five-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, fell out of favour with the Spanish giants when he was pictured with a banner that read ‘Wales.Golf.Madrid. In that order’ while on international duty with his country in 2019.

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