Tommy Fleetwood set his sights on finally lifting the trophy at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after firing an opening 64 at Carnoustie Golf Links.
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“It’s a course that I really like. I love playing here, a lot of shots fit my eye so I always enjoy coming back to play. I play well on the courses, I feel like I do a lot of things well on these links courses. I do always enjoy coming back and it’s always an event where I feel like I can put up a good challenge and I’ve had a lot of good results but I’ve also played nine times and not won it yet so I want to put that right. I felt very in control and it’s a perfect week after the Ryder Cup, I would say. I enjoy playing here. I have a lot of friends here. So I’m sort of in a good head space and my swing felt great today. I putted really well. In the end, six under was like just a cruise, which is just one of those days that you really, really enjoy. I think last week was a very motivating week and I enjoyed the energy that I got from my team-mates and the Ryder Cup in general and everything that it brought”.
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.