Ryder Cup, five Europeans are sure of place

While the US team will be completed tomorrow with the six wild cards available to Steve Stricker, the European one for the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin (24-26 September) will be known in the following days the BMW PGA Championship.

Ryder Cup, European Tour

In the meantime, however, there are already five players from the Old Continent certain of a place: the Spaniard Jon Rahm (world number 1), the English Paul Casey and Tommy Fleedwood, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland who is preparing to become the first Norwegian in history. to play the Ryder Cup. Four other players will automatically qualify with them after the BMW PGA Championship (9-12 September), by virtue of the rankings relating to the European Points List and the World Points List, while captain Padraig Harrington will have three choices . Which will come only after Wentworth.

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.