- The former Wales captain scored a remarkable 1-under 71 at Carnoustie
- Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Bloomberg and Ronan Keating were also there
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Bill Murray, Piers Morgan, and Gareth Bale are linking up with other celebrity stars at St Andrews as part of a pro-am tournament ahead of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Bell, who retired from professional football last year, shot a remarkable 1-under 71 at Carnoustie, considered the toughest course on the three-track rotation at this week’s $5 million prize fund tournament.
He said, ‘We had a very good day.’ sky game After the round. ‘We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the first six or seven holes, then the wind and rain came in and it was a fantastic test. I came here for the first time and it is an incredible golf course.
‘I shot 1-under today. The tees were a little further forward so I could obviously take advantage of my distance and stuff, so it was nice, I can’t complain.’
Given that the former Real Madrid and Wales winger has a handicap of 0.5, it is no surprise that he even outperformed his own teammate and 2020 Wales Open champion, Romain Langacq, who carded a 2-over 74. Make.
Former Wales captain and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale at Alfred Dunhill Links on Thursday
Actor and comedian Bill Murray made his ninth appearance in the Pro-Am in Scotland this week
Piers Morgan was also in the Pro-Am on Thursday after practicing with Lord Ian Botham
Langesq and Bell teamed up for an opening round at 6-under par, but ended the day in a tie for 74th.
Morgan – a keen Arsenal fan – was also in Bale’s group, causing the former Spurs man to say: ‘I need more than ear plugs around Pierce, it doesn’t work unfortunately.’
Morgan also played a practice round with cricket legend Lord Ian Botham before the start of the Pro-Am on Thursday.
He, along with Bell and Murray, will get the chance to play on easier courses on Friday and Saturday, starting at Kingsbarns, before moving to the Old Course at St Andrews.
Morgan – an Arsenal fan – mocked Bale for his ties to Spurs throughout Thursday’s round
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones also appeared at Alfred Dunhill Links on Thursday
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in full swing on Thursday wearing a beanie
Ronan Keating, former lead singer of the band Boyzone, plays his second shot on the 16th hole
The 20 highest-ranked teams will qualify for the final round on Sunday in St Andrews.
Before the actual Ryder Cup began last week, Bell was a member of the victorious Team Monty in the Celebrity Ryder Cup at Marco Simone.
He also played with Rory McIlroy in the BMW PGA Pro-Am at Wentworth.
Murray, who plays a lot of golf at Pebble Beach, where he won the AT&T Pro-Am with professional DA points, made his ninth appearance at the Alfred Dunhill Links this week.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and singer Ronan Keating are also in Scotland for the Pro-Am tournament.
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