A bit of luck never hurts. Guido Migliozzi will agree after his last lap on the Old Course in St. Andrews at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. As shown in the video posted on Twitter by the European Tour, the driver from Vicenza fired his driver right from the starting tee of hole 18. He says the wise that there is no worse fate to start that hole. It is a par 4 with a prairie fairway to the left towards the clubhouse but a paved road to the right. Migliozzi understood the direction of his shot immediately by dropping the stick disconsolately.
Guido Migliozzi, the shot
But Sunday 3 October was obviously his lucky day: the ball flew out of bounds, it bounced off the asphalt once. Then again one, another and finally a fourth. The fifth rebound, the decisive one, however, did it on the green side. That’s right: the ball jumped out of bounds four times and then returned to play with the fifth rebound. An incredible event, counting on the fact that there were also spectators on the street. The ball did not hit anything and came back good and good on the pitch. Migliozzi was thus able to close with a birdie that allowed him to climb from 20th to 17th final position.
The tournament was won by Danny Willett. The last 2021 event in the UK took place on three spectacular courses: the historic Old Course, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns (par 72), in Scotland. The last round, the one that decreed the victory of the Englishman with 270 (67 69 66 68, -18) strokes, was played right in the cradle of golf: the Old Course.
Danny Willett celebrates his birthday in the best possible way, as just yesterday he blown out 34 candles. The last to win a tournament on the European Tour on his birthday was South African Ernie Els in 2004 at the HSBC World Match Play Championship.
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.