Paul Scholes’ pinpoint accuracy seemingly extends far beyond the football pitch.
The Manchester United legend has been competing at the celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament at Wentworth ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, alongside former Man United teammates Michael Carrick and Teddy Sheringham, as well as the likes of Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Brian O’Driscoll, AP McCoy and Pep Guardiola.
Scholes, however, hit a chip shot that would put many professionals to shame. Speaking to a Sky Sports reporter, the 43-year-old was just about to get the ball out of the bunker. The former England international hit the hazard on the ninth and the pressure was on to salvage something from the hole.
The reporter felt that hitting the hole from the 20-foot shot would be impossible and asked Scholes what his plan was, but the man himself was adamant that he would still go for it.
Walking into the sand, Scholes took a couple of practice swings before chipping the ball safely out of the sand – and, impressively, right into the hole.
Having made the brilliant shot, Scholes casually turned back to the doubting reporter and said:
“What did I say? I told you I’d go for it.”