‘Doesn’t Seem Fair’: Jon Rahm Makes a Startling Claim About Soccer Ace Gareth Bale Just Days Prior to the Latter’s PGA Tour Debut

Published 01/25/2023, 4:33 AM EST

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The American Express winner Jon Rahm has become a fan of the former professional footballer. Gareth Bale impressed Rahm with his golfing skills in a pro-am. After announcing his retirement from soccer, Bale confirmed he would compete in the PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am just a week later. Before that, he played in the pro-am before this week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines against Jon Rahm.

The Memorial Tournament winner was so impressed by Bale that he made some suggestions. According to him, even with a handicap of 2, the former soccer player was only likely to improve. Bale got two strokes, although Rahm believes it was wrong. According to the Spaniard, Bale was a skilled player. Thus, he ought to be returning strokes to the other amateurs.

The PGA tour also highlighted the words of appreciation from the golfer for the former soccer player. The former number-one golfer could not comprehend Bale’s skills as an athlete. He pointed out the unfairness, although he was pleased by his golfing skills. 


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Which unfairness did Jon Rahm point out regarding Gareth Bale?

The 33-year-old former winger of for Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid left Rahm impressed. The Spanish golfer could not believe his eyes after he witnessed Bale playing golf. He was that good on the course, but how? Bale dedicated his life to professional soccer; then, how was he so good at golf? According to Golf Monthly, Rahm said“I told Gareth, you can’t be so good at professional football and golf at the same time. It just doesn’t seem fair.”

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According to the Sports Betting Community, Bale’s odds of becoming a professional are 5/1. His remarkable golf handicap points in the same direction. However, Rahm mentioned wanting to see the Welshman play again. Bale was planning to retire soon, and he loves to golf and wants to play more. Therefore, he might join golf full-time, and the Sentry Tournament winner will hopefully see him more frequently in the pro-am in the future.


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One might wonder if Bale asked for any feedback from the professional golfer. Rahm said he did not ask for it, nor should he be worried about it as he doesn’t need it. He was a good enough golfer.


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Written by:

Saumya Yashawant


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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.
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Edited by:

Rohini Kottu