In Owing Mills (USA) with a partial of 66 (-6) out of a total of 195 (-21) strokes Patrick Cantlay after the "moving day" hooked Bryson DeChambeau at the top of the BMW Championship standings. Genius and recklessness.
In the second and penultimate event of the Play-Offs of the PGA Tour DeChambeau in Maryland has racked up shots from a star alternating with blunders. In the first nine holes of the third round the Californian scored two eagles and two birdies.
And on the Caves Valley Golf Club course (par 72), when he seemed to be able to repeat the performance offered in the second round (closed with a partial of 60, -12), in the "back nine" he began to lose confidence.
First another birdie at 11, then he sent two balls into the water losing four shots between 12 and 15 with a bogey, a double bogey, a birdie and another double bogey. Then another feat at 16 with a new birdie, for a test (partial of 67, -5) with two faces in true DeChambeau style.
And so Cantlay took advantage of it and now the two Americans have a three-stroke advantage over South Korean Sungjae Im, third with 198 (-18). While sharing the 4th position with 199 (-17) the Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, the Mexican Abraham Ancer, the American Sam Burns and the Spaniard Sergio Garcia.
Instead, Jon Rahm slipped from 2 / a to 8 / a square (200, -16).
Patrick Cantlay, BMW Championship
World number 1 and winner of the BMW Championship in 2020, the Iberian in the last 18 holes will be called to the challenge to become the first player to win the tournament consecutively.
That precedes the Tour Championship (2-5 September), the last act of the post season of the PGA Tour that will crown the winner of the FedEx Cup, awarded with a jackpot of $ 15,000,000 (out of a total of 60,000,000). With Tony Finau, last week's champion of The Northern Trust, who now sees his leadership falter due to the provisional 32 / o place (209, -7) (and after the third lap) at the BMW Championship.
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.