Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples will be among the United States assistant captains at the American Ryder Cup. This is the choice of Steve Stricker, US captain in the September match (24-26) in Wisconsin. For Couples, 61-year-old from Seattle and winner of The Masters in 1992, it will be the second time as an assistant at the Ryder Cup since 2012 alongside Davis Love III.
Phil Mickelson, Ryder Cup
Unusual role for Mickelson who has participated in the last nine editions of the Ryder Cup as a player. Among the strongest golfers of the past twenty years, the San Diego southpaw won the PGA Championship this year at the age of 50, 11 months and 7 days, also establishing himself as the oldest champion in a Major.
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.