From soccer to golf: Platini, Zola, Bale and the converted champions

The Welshman has just bid farewell to football, starting tomorrow he will play the ProAm at Pebble Beach in California: “Golf saved my life”

He had clearly explained his priorities with a banner displayed after qualifying with the national team for the European Championships: “Wales, Golf, Madrid. In that order”. It was 2019 and Real had also taken it: being placed only in third place had not pleased around the Bernabeu. Then Gareth Bale went to America for the winter. And a few weeks ago, when he said goodbye to football at just 33, he updated his preferences: “Golf, Golf, Golf”.