Rafa Nadal reappears without crutches in a golf Pro-Am

The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, who is recovering from a left foot injury, reappeared publicly without crutches on Tuesday while visiting a Pro-Am tournament at the Golf Santander.

Nadal underwent treatment on his left foot last Thursday for an injury that will keep him off the slopes for the next few weeks. And this Tuesday he visited the Golf Santander course by surprise, reports the bank.


The tennis player even challenged four of the Pro-Am players with the putt, specifically the four professionals present who have some participation in the Solheim Cup: Tania Elósegui, Raquel Carriedo, Paula Martí and Ana Belén Sánchez.

“The professionals competed with Rafa Nadal on the green of the 18th hole, with a symbolic putt stroke that showed the quality of the tennis player also on golf courses,” reports Santander.

Nadal, handicap 1.2 and who walked with caution, showed that golf is one of his great passions. In the challenge on the 18th hole green Tania Elósegui was the professional who managed to get the ball closer to the hole, ahead of a Nadal who was about to hole in his first attempt.

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Later, Paula Martí, ambassador of the 2023 Solheim Cup, which will be played in Finca Cortesín, gave Nadal his credentials as an ambassador for said tournament.

As for the Pro-Am competition, the team led by Adriana Zwanck from Madrid took victory on the first day of the Santander Golf Tour Leyendas. The team consisted of amateurs Lorenzo Granell, Felipe Martín, Susana García and Soledad Pombo.

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