Rafael Nadal, sixth place in golf tournament

An increasingly ‘green’ passion for Rafael Nadal who finished in sixth place in the scratch ranking (without applying the handicap) the Balearic Mid-Amateur golf championship. In the Arabella Golf Course in Palma de Mallorca, the Spaniard, after completing the first round in 79 strokes, improved his performance in the second, demonstrating a certain feeling with the green.

Rafael Nadal, golf

And, while the world of tennis awaits his return to the field – amid rumors of retirement due to a foot injury that does not seem to give him respite and rumors that speak of a return in 2022 – the Majorcan trains and enjoys playing golf, sport that seems to have bewitched him.

Solheim Cup organizers and BMW announced the creation of the BMW Celebrity Match during the week of the 2021 Solheim Cup, which will take place at Inverness Club from August 31 – September 6 in Toledo, Ohio. The celebrity match will be held on Thursday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at Inverness Club, with celebrities and players battling for the inaugural crown.

“We are excited to be able to bring the BMW Celebrity Match at the Solheim Cup to life during event week,” said Solheim Cup tournament director Becky Newell. “The match was designed with fans in mind as a way to elevate the experience for those attending the Solheim Cup, and we’re looking forward to watching these players try their hand at Inverness Club as a kickoff to one of women’s golf’s most distinguished team events.”

The celebrity match will have two teams teeing off No. 10 in a scramble format. Three-time U.S. Solheim Cup team captain and 31-time LPGA Tour winner, Juli Inkster, and six-time U.S. Team member and major champion Morgan Pressel are among the participants, as well as Radio Hall of Fame host and former NFL defensive lineman, Mike Golic. 

One of the teams will also be captained by none other than multi-Platinum selling and three-time GRAMMY Award-winning country artist, Darius Rucker. 

“The Solheim Cup is a prestigious event that I always enjoy watching as a fan of great golf,” said Rucker. “I’m honored to be on the same course as these talented players and can’t wait for some friendly competition in the celebrity match!”.