Guido Migliozzi with 6 italians at St Andrews

The European Tour is back in the limelight with the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. In Saint Andrews, Scotland, the cradle and homeland of golf, from tomorrow to October 3 there will be a show challenge in an event that will give away 5,000,000 dollars. Seven blues in the race: Guido Migliozzi (best blue in the world ranking, 67th), Francesco Laporta, Renato Paratore, Edoardo Molinari, Nino Bertasio, Lorenzo Gagli and Andrea Pavan.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Guido Migliozzi

After the unlucky interlude as captain of Europe in the Ryder Cup, the Irish Padraig Harrington returns to play, in the field of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. With him also his compatriot Shane Lowry, the British Tyrrell Hatton (champion in 2016 and 2017) and Tommy Fleetwood (all in the ranks of the Old Continent in Wisconsin), the German Martin Kaymer (scored in 2010) and the British Luke Donald ( both among Harrington’s assistants at Kohler). After winning the BMW PGA Championship, American Billy Horschel will once again be the protagonist on the top men’s continental circuit where he will chase a new success. Second in the order of merit of the European Tour, he will try (in November) to win the Race to Dubai, a feat that no American player has ever achieved.

There is also expectation for the Danish Nicolai Hojgaard, winner of the Italian Open this year, as well as for the South Africans Daniel Van Tonder, George Coetzee and Justin Harding. And again: for the English Sam Horsfield and for the Scots Robert MacIntyre and Calum Hill. He will defend the title won in 2019 (the competition in 2020 was canceled for Covid) the French Victor Perez.

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.