sport news I'm tee-rrific! Golf-obsessed Gareth Bale claims he is the 'No 1' player at ...

sport news I'm tee-rrific! Golf-obsessed Gareth Bale claims he is the 'No 1' player at ...
sport news I'm tee-rrific! Golf-obsessed Gareth Bale claims he is the 'No 1' player at ...

Golf fanatic Gareth Bale insists he is the No 1 player at Real Madrid, but has revealed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is the only other club team-mate who competes with him.

The Wales international has previously been criticised in Spain for appearing to prioritise international football and even a round of golf over his club duties.

His association with the sport has been magnified ever since he celebrated a Wales victory in November 2019 with his team-mates by showing a national flag with the words 'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order.'

Golf fanatic Gareth Bale insists he is the without doubt the No 1 player at Real Madrid

Golf fanatic Gareth Bale insists he is the without doubt the No 1 player at Real Madrid

Bale's association with the sport has been magnified ever since he was spotted dancing in front of a 'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In That Order' flag in 2019

Bale's association with the sport has been magnified ever since he was spotted dancing in front of a 'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In That Order' flag in 2019

Bale - currently out with a hamstring injury - was in attendance at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid over the last few days as the Spanish Open took place in the country's capital city, and he joked about the competition in Los Blancos' dressing room about the sport.

'There are only two of us playing golf in the Real Madrid dressing room, so without a doubt I'm the No.1 golfer on the team,' the Wales international said via SPORT.

'Thibaut Courtois is the other one who plays, but he's not better than me.' Belgium goalkeeper Courtois has previously revealed that among the Madrid squad, Bale is known as 'The Golfer'.

Speaking about the Spanish Open - which was won by Rafa Cabrera Bello on Sunday - Bale added: 'Whenever I get the chance and there's a golf tournament nearby, I come to watch it.

Bale  was in attendance at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid over the last few days for the Spanish Open

Bale  was in attendance at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid over the last few days for the Spanish Open

'It's amazing the atmosphere, the crowd, the good weather and, on top of that, honestly, these guys play very well.

'It's unbelievable how well they play for the pressure they're under. Football is different because you have pressure, but you also have a referee to deal with.

'The

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