Jacopo Vecchi Fossa defends a title in Sutri

The Italian Pro Tour of golf is once again the protagonist with the National Alps Open Golf, a tournament also included in the Alps Tour calendar and scheduled from 7 to 9 October in Sutri (Viterbo). At the National Golf, in the Coverciano of the green, the spotlight will also and above all be on Jacopo Vecchi Fossa. Who will defend the title won in 2020 and will try to win the pass to play, in 2022, on the Challenge Tour (the second men’s European circuit). The 27-year-old born in Modena is in fact currently in third place in the order of merit of the Alps Tour.

Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, National Alps Open Golf

And when there are only two events left at the end of the season, he aims to close the “promotion” discourse and then try, in the “Grand Final” (14-16 October in Modena), to win the money list of the Alps Tour. At the National Golf Alps Open – where the Pro-Am will open on Wednesday 6 October – eight of the ten seasonal winners of the circuit will compete. In addition to Vecchi Fossa there are also two other Azzurri, Stefano Mazzoli and Luca Cianchetti. And again: the French Franck Medale, Paul Margolis (amateur), Paul Elissalde, Edgar Catherine and Xavier Poncelet. In the field a total of 120 competitors, with the event offering a prize pool of 40,000 euros (of which 5,800 will go to the winner). The best fifty classified in the Alps Tour order of merit will qualify for the Grand Final and the “best five” will play on the Challenge Tour next year.

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.