Solheim Cup, everything is ready in Toledo

The great women’s golf from 4 to 6 September will be the protagonist in Toledo (USA), Ohio, with the 17th edition of the Solheim Cup, the women’s Ryder. The Old Continent, led by Catriona Matthew, will try to repeat the feat of 2019 when, in Scotland, after a great comeback she managed to overtake the United States with a score of 14.5-13.5. The two-year team competition (the first edition of which was played in 1990) among the best European and American golfers precedes the Ryder Cup of Wisconsin (from 24 to 26 September). A double show, with the proette that will be the first to show off.

Solheim Cup, preview

The competition formula will be, as happened from 2002 to today, the same: four fourballs matches and four foursomes in the first two days. Then, twelve singles in the third and last. Up for grabs a total of 28 points and, in the event of a tie, the trophy will remain in the hands of the reigning champion Europe team. In the US team, led by Pat Hurst, there is great expectation for the sisters Korda, Nelly (world number 1 and gold medal at the Tokyo Games) and Jessica. While Europe also and above all relies on the Swedish Nelly Nordqvist, in the seventh presence and fresh from the triumph of AIG Women’s, fifth and last Major 2021. So far the toll is ten US victories against 6 Europe.

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.