From Cricket to Tennis to Golf. Recent retiree Ashleigh Barty announces that she will compete in the Icons golf Series.
Mere weeks removed from her abrupt retirement from Tennis, the 25-year-old discussed her decision to the Sydney Morning Herald, where she explained her reasoning to participate in the event.
Barty expressed her motivations to challenge herself against fellow famous golf enthusiasts. The Grand Slam winner has long tried her hand in golf, reportedly scoring a handicap of four.
The former world’s #1 ranked star also mentioned her motives to encourage more women and girls to participate in golf.
She joins a star-studded cast on Team World, headlined by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, footballer Harry Kane, and boxer Canelo Alvarez.
They will compete against Team USA, featuring Olympic swimmer and multi-time Gold Medalist Michael Phelps, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, and American Football legends Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Strahan.
The 10-hole team match-play tournament will take place in New Jersey from June 30th through July 1st.