Jorge Campillo was enjoying the tough, windy conditions as he carded a 69 on day two of the 2021 Mallorca Golf Open to be part of a strong home charge at Golf Santa Ponsa. The two time European Tour winner shot under par on a day when scoring was far more difficult than in the opening round to join countrymen Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez and Alvaro Quiros at seven under. While Garcia Rodriguez and Quiros are battling to keep their playing privileges, Campillo’s exemption is safe thanks to his win at last season’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. But despite not having that pressure on his shoulders, the 35-year-old is determined to make it three European Tour wins on Sunday.
Jorge Campillo, statements
“I like playing in the wind, I don’t like the rain, but it didn’t rain, so it was perfect. I knew it was going to be tougher but I kind of like it. The course is playing tougher but I didn’t do anything different, you’ve just got to be more focused and pay more attention to the wind. Beside that, it’s pretty much the same. Hopefully I can keep hitting it as good as I am, make a few putts and give myself a chance on Sunday. That would be nice. With this strong wind you need to think more of the trajectory and different shapes. It is pushing you to play certain shots at times. A golf tournament is four rounds, not only one or two, so I still keep to my plan. Try to keep doing the same things at the same moments, especially mentally. Today I felt at some moments I was out of place but I have been able to recover properly, so it was a good effort.”
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.