Shane Lowry admits he is still coming down from the adrenaline rush of the Ryder Cup but the Irishman insists he is in it to win it at this week’s 2021 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
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“I come here and play with the same partner, Gerry, and that’s the reason I’m here, is to try to win and have a good time as well. This is one of the weeks of the year that I really enjoy, getting to play the Old Course a couple of times and it’s just so nice to be in St Andrews. I’m just happy to be here. My dad and his friends always come over. It’s kind of a week that I do love and I love playing here. I can’t believe I’m going to play Carnoustie at nine o’clock tomorrow morning to be perfectly honest. It’s going to be hard to go out and play well but I’m going to try my best. These are the weeks that maybe you do go out and play your best and have a chance to win the tournament at the end of it”.
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.