Ryder Cup, the race for the three wild cards

Guido Migliozzi’s race towards Wisconsin probably ends in Wentworth. The Vicenza player does not pass the cut at the BMW PGA Championship and remains outside the area that counts on the European Points List. Furthermore, his state of form should not lead Harrington to consider him as a wild card for the Ryder Cup 2021. To keep the name of Italy high in Surrey is Francesco Laporta.

Ryder Cup, wild card

Meanwhile, 48 hours after the official announcement of the team that will challenge Team USA at the end of the month, rumors are growing about the three wild cards that Padraig Harrington will choose. With Francesco Molinari who has called himself out, this year there will be no Italians in the European selection.

To tell the truth, except for sensational reversals at the BMW PGA Championship (in 2010 Edoardo Molinari convinced the then captain Colin Montgomerie by winning the last valid race in Gleneagles) the lot between which to draw the three European summons is not huge.

Among the veterans, everyone takes the calls from Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter for granted. The names of Bernd Wiesberger, Victor Perez, Robert McIntyre and Richard Bland have long been among the rookies. The Hojgaard twins are the last minute indiscretion.

Moral of the story: given the all in all limited lot of contenders for the place in Team Europe, Padraig Harrington could fish out Justin Rose and join him with the old guard Garcia-Poulter.

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.