Before Barty’s final breakthrough as a tennis player, she played professional cricket in Australia for a few years. This was followed by five good years as a tennis star before she gave up her racket in March. Now she can make it back to golf. Anyway, she signed up for the Icon Series in July, which featured other (former) famous athletes like Michael Phelps, Pep Guardiola and Harry Kane.
Although Barty has mocked the suggestion previously, she has never hidden a love for the sport. She recently told: “My father, Robert, was a very good golfer” Australian Golf Digest† “He represented Australia as an amateur and was seriously on his way to becoming a professional, but in the end things went differently.” However, he has passed on his love for the sport to his daughter. “When I took a break from tennis, we played golf together. I quickly became addicted to the game.”
Barty, Phelps, Guardiola, Kane and their partners report to New Jersey in June to start the Icon Series. Later, tournaments are also scheduled in Europe, Asia and Australia. There Barty, who is said to have a handicap of 4, can show if there is a future in his golf career.
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