After the Italian Open, the European Tour is once again the protagonist with one of the most prestigious tournaments on the circuit, the BMW PGA Championship. From 9 to 12 September in Virginia Water, Surrey (England), it will be a show challenge in the third (of four) seasonal event of the Rolex Series which will offer a prize pool of 8,000,000 dollars. There is great anticipation for Guido Migliozzi who will have the last chance to take the pass to play the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin (24-26 September). Qualifying, for the European team, will conclude on Sunday after the BMW PGA Championship. Five players are already certain of a place (Rahm, Fleetwood, Casey, McIlroy and Fleetwood), with Hatton (who will defend the title at the Wentworth Golf Club) and Fitzpatrick very close to the goal. A total of 9 protagonists will qualify by right to the Ryder Cup, the team will complete the three wild cards awarded immediately after the BMW PGA Championship by Padraig Harrington, captain of team Europe. With Migliozzi, who dreams of the enterprise, there will be 7 other Azzurri in the race: Francesco Molinari (winner of the BMW PGA Championship in 2018, his golden year), who has effectively excluded himself from the Ryder Cup, Francesco Laporta ( fresh from fourth place at the Italian Open), Edoardo Molinari (fifth at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in the 78th edition of the tricolor show). And again: Renato Paratore, Nino Bertasio, Lorenzo Gagli and Andrea Pavan.
Guido Migliozzi, Ryder Cup
From Tommy Fleetwood to Justin Rose, from Lee Westwood to Adam Scott through Shane Lowry, Hovland and Billy Horschel. Up to the twins Hojgaard, Rasmus and Nicolai (winner, last week, of the Italian Open). A parterre of absolute value for the BMW PGA Championship, which saw Italy triumph three times in the tournament. The first in 1996 with Costantino Rocca, the second with Matteo Manassero in 2013, the third with Chicco Molinari in 2018.
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.