In England after another test show Francesco Laporta with a total of 202 (68 65 69, 14) shots flies to the head of the BMW PGA Championship and approaches his first career victory on the European Tour, in a Rolex Series tournament. The Apulian with 18 holes from the end has gained the leadership and now has a shot of advantage on the English Laurie Canter, second with 203 (-13).
Francesco Laporta, BMW PGA Championship
Seventh after the first round, second halfway through the race, the 30-year-old from Castellana Grotte with a partial finished in 69 (-3) with an eagle, three birdies and two bogeys, took the lead. Back from fourth place at the Italian Open (where he distinguished himself as the best blue), in the most anticipated race of the European Tour 2021 which is giving away a total prize money of 8,000,000 dollars, he dreams of the big shot . In an event won in the past by three different Azzurri: Costantino Rocca in 1996, Matteo Manassero in 2013 and Francesco Molinari in 2018 (his golden year). And now in Virginia Water, in Surrey, the Apulian is aiming for a historic enterprise.
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.