Justin Rose is hoping to make all his experience count at the 2021 BMW PGA Championship as he looks for a victory that could fulfil two ambitions at Wentworth Golf Club.
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“It feels like Wentworth of old. People are really excited to be out, it’s an event that I’ve always loved coming back to play because of the support you get. For me, this feels like my sort of local, boyhood home tournament – one that I’ve dreamt about playing as a young boy and one day having the opportunity to win. I haven’t managed the last part but I’ve been close a few times. I think the way it’s playing right now is it’s quite a strategic golf course. Not many drivers out there, have to be quite patient off the tee and put the ball in play. The greens are getting firm. You’ve got to be quite on point with your iron play and stuff like that. I think from a strategy point of view it’s going to play tricky and hopefully experience counts from that point of view. I think there’s the advantage. The rest comes down to, can you do it, execution”.
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.