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Jay Bothroyd played over 20 years of professional football before retiring in 2021.
The striker began his senior career at Coventry City and played long stints for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City.
He also played for England U21s in a friendly against Mexico, a match in which he scored a spectacular overhead kick.
Bothroyd is an ambassador for adidas and is a keen golfer.
In the video below, the London man reveals his special fourball, one which he can't play in himself because he's carrying a certain someone's clubs.
Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Kevin Hart, Samuel L Jackson – And I’m going to carry Tiger’s clubs.
Favourite Golf Course In The World?
Probably Augusta. I’d love to play that, it’s such an iconic course and it looks pristine… If only. One day maybe.
Best Golf Shot You’ve Ever Hit?
I was playing Chervo in Verona and I made an eagle, holed out from 150 yards. The funny thing was I was looking for my ball because I thought I hit it too far, and then someone shouted, ‘it’s in the hole.’ I just looked over and said, ‘I know!’
Worst Golf Shot You’ve Ever Hit?
Eagle putt and then make a bogey…
Best Tip You’ve Ever Been Given?
If you fall down, the most important thing is getting up.
You’ve Won The Open, What Are You Filling The Claret Jug With?
I think I’d go for a Guinness, with a little blackcurrant in it.
In A Cart With Speakers - What Tunes Are Playing?
I think I’m going Ice Cube “Today Was a Good Day.”
The Strangest Thing In Your Golf Bag?
I just have loads of markers from different courses, a little collection going there.
How Do We Get More People Playing Golf?
Make it free. If you make it free people will come.
Jay Bothroyd was speaking to Golf Monthly at the 2023 adidas golf Global Launch in Los Angeles.
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Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes since he joined Golf Monthly and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 7.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands.
Dan is currently playing:
Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2
Hybrid: Ping G425
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro
Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x Pix
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