Jorge Campillo returns to the scene of a childhood triumph as he looks to finish a disappointing 2021 Race to Dubai with a flourish, starting at this week’s Mallorca Golf Open. The home favourite was crowned Spanish Under-14 champion at Golf Santa Ponsa, beating off competition from fellow European Tour winner Pablo Martin, and he turned that into a stunning amateur career which has continued to flourish in the paid ranks. The 35-year-old won in back to back seasons in 2019 and 2020 but currently sits 110th on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex, with just one top ten in 2021. A slow start to the season where he missed eight of ten cuts put him behind the eight ball, but he is now hoping to channel some good memories from years past and have a strong week on home soil.
Jorge Campillo, statements
“I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I still remember a few shots, one that I hit on two. It was a nice day, we were tied going into the last day – me and Pablo Martin and one other guy. It’s always a good memory to come back here after that win. I totally remember the day, it was a special day for me. It’s been a tough season. A tough start and then I had some good weeks but I never finished on top of the leaderboard so it’s been quite tough. I still have three tournaments to go and I think I’m playing better now. Hopefully I can win one of these three events coming up, if not I’ll just get ready for 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.