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Top 10 golfers who used to be soccer players (Part 4)

1. JIMMY BULLARD

The career of the former Hull City striker is probably not as famous as golf. He came to golf while he was away from the field to treat his injury. Born in England but his mother is German, Jimmy was called into the German team before the 2006 World Cup and the England team prepared for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. After taking a break from football, Jimmy Bullard moved to professional play. 2013 and participated in several tournaments in the European Tour system.

2. ANDREI SCHEVCHENKO

The former captain of Ukraine and AC Milan club turned professional in 2013, he used to play in the Challenge Tour system (second place of the European Tour).

3. ALAN HANSEN

The former star of Liverpool Club and the Scottish football team once played for the Scottish youth golf team. Before he started playing for Liverpool in 1977, his HDC was 2. His lowest HDC was 1.7 (2001).

4. DWIGHT YORKE

The former Trinidad striker has a passion for golf since he played for Aston Villa before retiring. The person who brought him to the sport was his colleague at the club, Dean Saunders.

5. JAMIE REDKNAPP

Former Liverpool club Redknapp star is also a good golfer. His best friends are golfers Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.

6. GARY LINEKER

He is one of Britain’s most versatile sports figures. Formerly a good footballer, sports commentator, he is also a good golfer. Perhaps that is why he was invited by the BBC to become a golf columnist.

7. MATT LE TISSIER

With the nickname, Le God, former captain of Southampton club and England is a good golfer. He is rarely absent from the Pro-Am round at major tournaments. His famous quote: “My biggest passion right now is the golf club set”.

8. ALAN SHEARER

The famous striker of English football now also achieved many successes on the golf course. Along with Lee Dixon and Gary Lineker are also regular commentators on the program “Match of the Day”. He is also the founder and organizer of a charity golf tournament at Close House, Northumberland.

9. TEDDY SHERINGHAM

After finishing his 25-year football career, former striker M.U and England turned to golf. His regular playmates are Alan Shearer and Michael Owen. Teddy’s handicap is currently 8.

10. DAVID PLATT

Former England player and current Manchester City club assistant has also run a Major Golf event company since 2009. Platt used to help player Dwight Yorke host tournaments in his hometown of Trinidad.