Ben Hogan, an inspiration for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods could be inspired by Ben Hogan.

Tiger Woods and Ben Hogan

The Mirror points out that his experience was similar to that of Woods after both were required to go through a brutal rehabilitation period in order to get themselves back onto the golf course. And remarkably the 64-time PGA Tour winner did not just get himself back with a club hand, but also competed back at golf’s top level in what is seen as one of sport’s greatest comebacks. Just a year on from his accident Hogan was back on the Tour circuit, and went on to record an impressive three wins from nine starts including his fourth major title with a victory at the 1950 US Open.

A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period. “. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.