Tyrrell Hatton realised a childhood dream with his fifth European Tour title and third Rolex Series victory when he triumphed by four strokes at last year’s BMW PGA Championship. The Englishman, who subsequently tied Jon Rahm’s record for Rolex Series wins in January with his fourth title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, now returns to defend with a chance to make history.
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This year, Hatton will attempt to be the first man to five Rolex Series wins, which would also see him become the first man to successfully defend the BMW PGA Championship since countryman Luke Donald achieved the feat by defending his 2011 title in 2012.
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.