Just as cricketer Kapil Dev is supporting the Professional Golf Tour of India ( PGTI) in India by joining their Board of Advisors, global Welsh football superstar , Gareth Bale, the four-time Champions League winner, has committed to help Wales Golf starting with a US$1.5 million European Tour event in Wales from July 22-25.
The Wales International who has made 96 appearances for his country and is his nation’s all-time top goal scorer, is known for his love for golf and wishes to play a role in the development of professional and junior golf in Wales.
“The Cazoo Open had been away from the European Tour for a few years and, after watching the coverage last year, ICM Stellar Sports and I decided we wanted to play a part in the development of golf in Wales,” said Bale. “We want to make golf in Wales bigger and we believe that this event can play a big role in that. Hopefully we can get more people watching and grow the game of golf in Wales.
“We want to make it a real spectacle. To have the Welsh public involved would be amazing. We’ve looked at doing other things with junior golf to try and build up golf in Wales – we want to get youngsters out there to watch the players play and do as much as we can to promote it.”