Jon Rahm, new big duel with Collin Morikawa

From the Spaniard Jon Rahm, world number 1, to the Californian Collin Morikawa, second in the world ranking. In Hawaii, from 6 to 9 January, it will be a super challenge between the men’s golf champions who will face each other at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. After a month of hiatus, the PGA Tour is back in the limelight with an event reserved for 38 players who have won at least one race, in 2021, on the top American men’s circuit.

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In Kapalua, on the island of Maui, the American Cameron Champ will not be in the game, because positive for Covid-19. He will defend the title won in 2021 by the American Harris English. At the Plantation Course in Kapalua the duel for world leadership between Rahm (favorite on the eve) and Morikawa is ready to renew. Among the favorites for success are the Americans Justin Thomas Games (in 2017 and 2020), Xander Schauffele (gold medalist at Tokyo and champion in 2019), Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth (his l event in 2016). And again: the Norwegian Viktor Hovland and the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama. The competition offers a total prize pool of $ 8,200,000.

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.