Among English players, Wayne Rooney has emerged as a star, both on the football field as well as on the golf course. Rooney used to own a membership card of Queenwood Club, London, one of the most expensive clubs in Europe, 200,000 pounds / year.
Rooney met and became a close friend of Rory McIlroy. Besides Rooney, MU’s current team still has many outstanding golfers such as Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, James Wilson … Considering football-golf club, MU is probably not prime.
One of the first English players to turn to professional golf was Julian Dicks. At the age of 29, the former West Ham player retired from the field in 2002 after suffering a leg injury determined to pursue his golf career, but after a few years the Dicks had to give up soon due to similar injuries and back to football on coaching roles.
Welsh star and Real Madrid club, Gareth Bale is also considered a top player in the world of footballers. Bale was so engrossed in golf that he was injured before the Real club’s mortal matches. At Celebrity Cup 2015, Bale and teammate Rob Brydon won the opponent to bring home the championship trophy for the Welsh team.
Real club teammate Christiano Ronaldo is also a golf enthusiast. The Portuguese also often appeared at training courses and golf courses when he was not playing.
In Germany, Bayer Munich star Thomas Muller is also emerging as a golfer with great potential, so much so that Germany’s current number one golfer, Martin Kaymer commented: “He has the qualities of a good golfer and can fully pursue professional golf in the future”.
But the players – the golfer mentioned above cannot help but be jealous of his colleague Carlos Tevez when he saw the Argentine player participate in the world’s oldest major, The Open 2012. Although at this tournament Tevez only played the caddy role for fellow Andres Romeo.