Gareth Bale has confirmed a new career path after retiring from playing football early this month.
The former Wales international and Real Madrid forward will take golf as a full-time sport after confirming his participation as an amateur in a PGA Tour event at Pebble Beach.
Bale has said on Instagram: “Delighted to announce I will be playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at the start of next month! Let’s go.”
The 33-year-old has been playing the sport as hobby, while still in football.
The California golf event carries a hefty prize fund of $9 million (£7m).