At the Open de España (European Tour tournament) for the first time as world number 1, with the aim of winning the tournament for the third time in a row. This is the goal of Jon Rahm, the most anticipated man of the 93rd edition of the Open de España (where the Azzurri will be 7 in the competition), scheduled from 7 to 10 October in Madrid. Where the king of the “green” dreams of his third success in the tournament to emulate his idol, Severiano Ballesteros (champion in 1981, 1985 and 1995). Rahm can do even better. Only Angel de la Torre (in 1916, 1917 and 1919, in 1918 the tournament was not played) managed to win consecutively. Rahm won the tournament in 2018 and 2019 (in 2020 the competition was canceled for Covid) and now he wants the “treble”.
Jon Rahm, statements
“Matching Ballesteros would be great, but at the moment the circumstance that excites me most is to return to play this event in front of the Spanish audience”. These are the statements of Rahm, the great favorite of the eve. Settebello blue at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Where Italy relies on Guido Migliozzi (the only Italian to have passed the cut in Scotland at Alfred Dunhill last week, a tournament closed in 17th place by the Vicenza player), Francesco Laporta, Renato Paratore, Edoardo Molinari, Nino Bertasio, Lorenzo Gagli and Andrea Pavan. In an event won in 2012 by Francesco Molinari (absent and engaged this week in Las Vegas at the Shriners Children’s Open), then runner up in 2015. The Open de España is giving away 1,500,000 euros and is the first of three consecutive events of the European Tour 2021 in Spain.
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.