Introducing Abby Wambach, the golfer.
The 35-year-old soccer star retired on Wednesday night — leaving to a standing ovation in the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 1-0 loss to China in New Orleans — but she might already be sizing up her newest project.
Wambach told the Democrat & Chronicle she’s played more golf since she announced she would retire this year.
She has one problem, though.
“(My) driver never goes straight,” she told the paper. (Hey, Abby, here’s a tip!)
But it seems like Wambach is serious about pursuing a career in golf. According to the D&C, “the Pittsford native has even said that she’d love to get good enough to play pro golf.”
Golf is in her blood, too. Wambach’s father is a member at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., which has hosted a Ryder Cup, three U.S. Opens and three PGA Championships, with a fourth coming up in 2023. It’s also ranked 68th on GOLF’s 2015 list of the Top 100 Courses in the World.
Wambach won two Olympic gold medals and ends her career as the most highly decorated scorer in history. Her 184 international goals are the most by any player (male or female) and her 13 career World Cup goals are the most by any American woman.