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Gareth Bell will make his PGA Tour debut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am after retiring

Wells. Golf Retirement. Gareth Bale has confirmed his PGA Tour debut just two weeks after stepping away from football as he prepares for it at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Gareth Bale’s football career may be over, but his golf career can begin.

The former Wales, Real Madrid and Tottenham star, who announced his retirement earlier this month, has confirmed he will participate in the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Bell will join some of the world’s top professionals as well as other celebrities competing in the event on the famous Californian links.

Gareth Bale has confirmed that he will participate in the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The former Wales and Real Madrid football star’s love of golf is well documented

The 33-year-old wrote on Instagram: ‘Excited to announce that I will be playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am early next month! Let’s go.’

Bale’s love of golf is well-known and is said to have a three-hole golf course at his home, but the hobby was a controversial subject during his football career.

It was a source of particular disdain during his time with Real, where he won five Champions League titles.

He will join a number of celebrities competing in the event at the famous Californian links

While on international duty with Wales, he posed with a banner that read, ‘Wales. Golf Madrid. In That Order’ – a move that caused a backlash among the club’s supporters.

Bale will be offered a roving role by the Welsh FA after he retires from football on Monday.

One of Britain’s greatest players has clocked up a career that has brought his country 21 major trophies, including three major tournaments, including five Champions Leagues.

Wales chiefs are keen to keep Bale involved and are set to hold talks with the 33-year-old’s camp in the coming days.

Bale caused a reaction in Madrid when he posed with a flag that read: ‘Wales. Golf Madrid.’

Sportsmail understands the role of an ambassador in negotiating options. This allows him to spend time in official circles alongside the squad.

Bale, whose last club was Los Angeles FC, is known to be a low handicapper and has reportedly wanted to work on his golf game since his retirement.

156 amateurs will participate in Pebble Beach from February 2-5, and the same number of professionals, including US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick and world number five Patrick Cantley.

Other celebrities listed to star include actor Bill Murray and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Among other celebrities listed to play Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

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