Gareth Bale says there was "a lot of luck" involved in the shot he hit from the cart path on his PGA Tour debut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am but appeared to insist that he meant it.
Former Wales captain Bale, 33, is in a strong position after the first round having carded a 7-under 65 at the Spyglass Hill course.
Bale and his playing partner Joseph Bramlett found themselves T-18th after day one, with American Hank Lebioda leading the individual competition.
The highlight of Bale's round came early when he produced a remarkable recovery shot off a cart path.
He didn't need to putt out as Bramlet had already tidied up for par, but Bale was encouraged by his playing partner to make the up-and-down.
Watch the shot here:
So did Bale mean it?
Bale said he it was a great shot, adding:
Did Gareth Bale mean that shot from the cart path at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am?— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) February 3, 2023
So did Bale thin it?
How exactly did his golf ball end up there?
Bale said immediately after he hit the shot he asked the camera man if he filmed it. "It was a great day," he said.
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