Final sprint for the $ 15,000,000 jackpot race (out of a total of 60,000,000 in total) that will crown the new king of the FedEx Cup. The Tour Championship, from 2 to 5 September in Atlanta (USA), closes the long 2020-2021 PGA Tour season, featuring 50 tournaments.
FedEx Cup, Jon Rahm
From Jon Rahm, world number 1, to Dustin Johnson (second in the world ranking and winner, last year, of the FedEx Cup). From Patrick Cantlay (current FedEx Cup leader) to Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas.
The top 30 finishers in this special ranking will battle it out at East Lake GC. Where the points accumulated so far will turn into blows. After winning the BMW Championship at the play-off, the Californian Cantlay will start with the underdogs and with a bonus of "-10" strokes, two ahead of Tony Finau (-8), three over DeChambeau (-7) , four on Rahm (-6) and five on Cameron Smith (-5).
On the "-4", with six shots, there are five players: among them Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Further back, on the "-3", among others are Morikawa and Johnson. Established in 2007, the FedEx Cup was won for the first time by Tiger Woods, champion also in 2009.
With the Californian the only one to have won it twice is Rory McIlroy (2016 and 2019). However, no one has ever managed to do it consecutively and so Johnson will look for a double undertaking. 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.