Former golf world number one Justin Rose has won another PGA tournament after four years. The 42-year-old Englishman secured the title at the Pro-Am tournament in Pebble Beach, California.
Rose won with a total of 269 shots ahead of US pros Brendon Todd and Brandon Wu (both 272). For his eleventh success on the US tour, the 2016 Olympic champion received prize money of around 1.6 million US dollars.
The final round of the pros could only be played on Monday because strong winds on the Californian coast had disrupted the tournament schedule at the weekend.
The day before, ex-soccer star Gareth Bale had already achieved a respectable 16th place in the team ranking alongside US professional Joseph Bramlett. The 33-year-old Welshman ended his football career in early January. Even during his time at Real Madrid, where he won a number of titles, including the Champions League several times, he played a lot of golf in his free time. With the national team of Wales, Bale failed in the preliminary round at the World Cup in Qatar last year.
Football star Aaron Rodgers won the celebrity category. The 39-year-old quarterback from the Green Bay Packers prevailed after three rounds on the Pacific coast alongside Canadian golf pro Ben Silverman. US actor Bill Murray and Spanish ex-basketball star Pau Gasol also played in the show tournament.