The list of the big names that, from 3 to 6 February, will participate in Saudi International, the top tournament (included in the Asian Tour calendar) of the new golf Superlega, is getting longer.
Patrick Reed, Saudi International
After those already announced – from Dustin Johnson to Bryson DeChambeau, from Xander Schauffele to Phil Mickelson – the organizers have now revealed the presence on the pitch of six other players all included in the Top 50 of the ranking. And it’s about Patrick Reed, Tony Finau, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman and Lucas Herbert.
After the green light – under certain conditions – of the PGA Tour, Saudi International, which will be played on the course of the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City, continues to embellish a field already full of champions. For a star-studded event that will offer a prize pool of $ 5,000,000 and important attendance fees for some of the best golfers on the planet.
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.