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It’s not uncommon for wealthy sports stars to be obsessed with golf. And it’s not uncommon for wealthy sports stars who are obsessed with golf to build practice areas at their homes for practice. That’s what being wealthy allows one to do (or so I hear).

What is uncommon, however, is for wealthy sports stars who are obsessed with golf to build practice areas that is a replica of a signature golf hole. And that the replica might rival the actual golf hole their copying.

This is all a long way of saying Gareth Bale, we salute you. The Welsh football star who plays for Real Madrid has built a version of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass that had us wondering if he had bought up the Stadium Course from the PGA Tour. Nope, this is at Bale’s “backyard” at his home in Wales.

 

 

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