Jon Rahm favorite for the Andalucía Masters

The European Golf Tour stays in Spain for the second of three consecutive stages. And from Madrid, where the Open de España ended, he moves to Sotogrande for the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters, scheduled from 14 to 17 October at the Real Club Valderrama, a club that hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997.

Jon Rahm, Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters

Title favorite, needless to say, is Jon Rahm. World number 1, it is reduced from 17th place to the Open de España. After a great start the 26-year-old from Barrika collapsed on the “moving day” and failed to hit the third consecutive success in the competition. Now a new chance to win at home, in an event that finished second in 2019. In the first two rounds Rahm will play alongside fellow countryman Rafa Cabrera Bello, the new “king” of the Open de España. With them there will also be Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick. Seven, however, the blues in the race. With Renato Paratore – fresh from the Top 10 at the Open de España – here is also Guido Migliozzi (who will have to redeem last week’s exit at the cut), Francesco Laporta, Edoardo Molinari, Nino Bertasio, Lorenzo Gagli and Andrea Pavan. He will defend the title won in 2020 by the American John Catlin. A prize pool of 3,000,000 euros is up for grabs.

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.