Victor Perez is enjoying being in the spotlight as he defends a European Tour title for the first time at the 2021 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
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“I’ve been in that spotlight for quite some time now. I came up from Challenge Tour and you play your first season and it’s kind of just like ‘oh, you know, you’re playing well’ and nobody is really looking.I had a very good first year and then went on to the second year and played even better and then all of a sudden I was in the Ryder Cup conversation, I was playing in Majors. There’s just more things that happen over time and you start to be under that spotlight where you have a little bit more pressure, which is generally just self-inflicted anyway because, at the end of the day, you always think it’s a much bigger deal than it really is, but that’s always the case as a player. You should enjoy as a player to be a little more under the spotlight anyway because that’s how it’s going to be when you come into big events and you’re in the lead on the final round of a Major – the Saturday night, they are going to always ask you how is it going to feel if you win tomorrow. I think you have to get comfortable early on with those talks and being able to express yourself whichever way makes you feel good in a sense. I think it’s fun. I think it’s great and hopefully I can have the trophy again in four days.”
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.