There isn’t a sport in the world that can compete with golf for popularity with other professional athletes.

After calling time on their careers in the games that made them famous, many turn their attention to carving out a new life on the golf course.

But success in one sport doesn’t guarantee success in another.

Just ask some of the athletes-turned-golfers in our gallery below.

Here, James Broadhurst delves into sport’s history books to find out which famous athletes have switched their focus to the fairways…