Australia’s Hall of Fame golfer Curry Webb is giving advice to newly retired tennis champion Ashleigh Barty to build a successful golf career.
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Barty shocked the sports world when she announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 25.
The Australian said he had “nothing left to give” just weeks after securing his third Grand Slam title.
Barty said in her retirement interview on Instagram that she was leaving the sport to pursue other dreams.
Seven-time major champion Webb, 47, who will captain Australia’s golf teams at the 2024 Paris Olympics, has tipped Barty for big things.
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“I don’t see that Ash wants to do a sport where she has to travel the world, I think that’s part of what she didn’t like about tennis, away from Australia,” she said.
,[But] I won’t hold him back from becoming the Australian amateur champion one day.”
Barty reportedly plays a scratch handicap.
Webb said: “I can see him working on his game and good enough to be one of the best players in Australia.”
Barty was also asked by the media about his chances of making it to the LPGA Tour.
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But he added: “No, we’ll wait and see. Before I can even think about trying to go on tour, I’ll have to try and learn how to hit the middle of the club.”
World No. 1 is currently Jin Young Ko. The Korean star has been on a hot streak, winning six of her last 10 on the LPGA Tour.
Webb, who has won 41 times on the LPGA Tour, added Barty: “I don’t think I’ll need to go to his ear to start playing more golf.
“I think Ash will definitely get into his golf now.
I only got a chance to play with him once and it wouldn’t take long for him to kick my butt.”