Pau Gasol, embajador de la Solheim Cup 2023

Pau Gasol, ambassador of the Solheim Cup 2023


Pau Gasol, ambassador of the Solheim Cup 2023 


Pau Gasol, the best basketball player our country has produced, is the new ambassador of the Solheim Cup 2023, an event that will take place next September at Finca Cortesín, Málaga. Thus, he joins a select list that includes other Spanish sports figures such as Rafael Nadal and José María Olazábal.  

The winner of two NBA rings with the Los Angeles Lakers is a great fan of golf, a passion he shares with his great friend, Rafa Nadal, and since the pandemic and his subsequent retirement from professional basketball, he has intensified his practice, both receiving classes and participating in charity tournaments.  

“The definitive push that has made me start playing golf came from the confluence of three factors: during the confinement it was one of the few sports that could be practiced, it coincided with my recovery from a foot injury and my wife's family He has always played golf, so I was encouraged”, explained Gasol.  

“At first I was pretty bad at it, it was frustrating, but I didn't give up. I started teaching, I saw the first progress... and now, whenever I can, I try to play wherever I go", he acknowledged.  

Pau Gasol has always been involved in numerous solidarity projects. In 2013, he created the Gasol Foundation with his brother Marc to promote healthy habits among children and thus fight obesity. In addition, Pau is a firm defender of gender equality in all areas, but, above all, in sport.  

For all these reasons, the basketball player has joined the work of promoting the Solheim Cup 2023, after learning about the project in depth from Alicia Garrido, executive director of Sport & Business, the organizing company of the most important women's golf tournament in the world. .  

"The celebration of the Solheim Cup for the first time in Spain is a source of pride and it is an event that we have to enjoy, but, above all, support, because I am sure that it will mean a before and after for Spanish golf in general and for Spanish women's golf in particular. I have no doubt that this tournament will encourage excellent players to continue coming out”, she concluded.  

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