Joakim Lagergren and Tyrrell Hatton continued their love affair with links golf as they finished in a share of second at the 2021 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Two time champion Hatton carded a closing 67 at St Andrews to finish at 16 under, where he was joined by Swede Lagergren, who got round in 66. Hatton’s victories in 2016 and 2017 were followed by a second place in 2018, and the Englishman has either finished first or second in four of the last five editions.
Tyrrell Hatton, statements
“This event has continued to be nice to me and obviously enjoyed playing with my dad as well. So it’s been a special week and end of the week, I’m happy. Generally I’ve always putted well and I didn’t really hole anything, it sounds funny but that’s normally the biggest thing. Obviously the pin positions are a lot kinder compared to what we normally face throughout the year. With the amateurs we’re playing with this week, it needs to be a little bit easier, and I guess just being able to take advantage of that.”
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.