Harry Kane refuses to rule out a move to professional golf after retiring from football | Soccer

Harry Kane has been an avid golfer since childhood. (Photo by Dan Jones for Paddy Power via Getty Images)

English captain Harry Kane has said he’s open to the idea of ​​becoming a professional golfer once he eventually retires from football.

A keen amateur golfer since childhood, the Tottenham Hotspur striker will take part in the Icons Series in New Jersey later this month after playing the final game of the English Nations League against Hungary on Tuesday night.

Kane has a scratch handicap and will be taking part in the Ryder Cup-style tournament alongside other football greats such as Liverpool midfielder James Milner and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, as well as other sports stars such as cricketers Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting and Olympic swimmer Michael participate Phelps and boxer Canelo Alvarez.

The 28-year-old, who is just three shy of Wayne Rooney’s all-time England record with 50 goals, wanted to downplay his ability compared to the pros but didn’t want to rule out a dramatic career change at some point in the future.

“I think the ideal career would be a World Cup, a Super Bowl and maybe a Masters Green Jacket,” Kane joked ahead of the event.

“I think there’s still a long way to go – but never say never,” he added. “I’m still a long way from the pros, I know that for sure. I only focus on football. Golf is a great hobby to get away from football.”

Speaking about his current job, Kane tried to praise his two current managers, praising the impact Gareth Southgate and Antonio Conte have had on England and Spurs respectively since taking on their roles.

“I can’t praise Gareth enough,” Kane said. “I had him with the U21s and then with the senior team. He understands what the England team needs to be successful. We’ve been one of the most successful English teams in the last 50 years. So we are on the right track.

“The plan is to come back [for pre-season] on July 8th and go to Korea with the boys. I’m dealing with it very well [manger] Antonio Conte in the time he was there and I’m looking forward to next season and what’s to come.

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