Bale to Miss Second Half of West Ham Game for Golf Tournament


Gareth Bale will only be available for 45 minutes when he makes his second Tottenham Hotspur debut against West Ham this Sunday. The Welshman is registered to play a tournament in nearby Queenwood Golf Club on the same day.


Bale“It’s unfortunate,” Bale told Soccer on Sunday. “But I can’t be in two places at once, can I? I told the gaffer that I’m around for the first half. Obviously he’s not happy, but my mate Dave would be fuming if I did a no-show for the golf. So you can’t please everyone.”

“I’m usually available,” said the on-loan Madrid winger. “There’s another golf thing that clashes with the Antwerp game, and I might need to skip the Brighton game for Dave’s 40th.”

“But other than that I’m mostly around,” added Bale.