Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has replica of TPC Sawgrass's iconic 17th in back yard

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That's not the 17th at TPC Sawgrass... but it is a darn good replica of it in the back yard of soccer star Gareth Bale.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 | 11:48 a.m.

Gareth Bale is a star forward for the soccer powerhouse Real Madrid in La Liga.

But when the 28-year-old from Wales isn't on the pitch scoring goals, or setting up teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, you can usually find him on the golf course.

Bale is obsessed with golf.

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So much so, that he had a replica of the iconic, par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass in his back yard:

That's just amazing. The green complex and the bunker are even the same.

Here's the actual 17th at TPC Sawgrass:


 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.