After the disappointment suffered in the Ryder Cup, the English Tyrrell Hatton in Scotland, with a total of 64 (-8) shots, is at the top of the ranking – together with three other players – of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, tournament of the European Tour which has already won twice (in 2016 and 2017). The British leads the leaderboard together with Spaniard Adri Arnaus, Chinese Haotong Li and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts.
Tyrrell Hatton, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The event, which is played with a pro-am formula on the three courses (all par 72) of the Old Course of St. Andrews, of the Carnoustie Golf Links and of the Kingsbarns, sees Tommy Fleetwood, another disappointed in the Ryder Cup of Wisconsin, in eighth position with 66 (-6).
The Englishman precedes Nino Bertasio, 11 / o with 67 (-5) and protagonist of six birdies and a bogey. The Brescia player, best among the 7 blues in the race, is closely followed by Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza, 23 / o with 68 (-4). While they share the 55 / a position with 70 (-2) the Florentine Lorenzo Gagli and the Roman Renato Paratore. With the Turin Edoardo Molinari 105 / o with 72 (par), the Capitoline Andrea Pavan 139 / o with 74 (+2) and the Apulian Francesco Laporta, among the disappointments of the day, 159 / o with 77 (+5).
Not an exciting start for Victor Perez. The Frenchman, who won the tournament in 2019 (in 2020 the competition was canceled for Covid), is only 79 / o with 71 (-1).
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.