Thomas Pieters: "I love this tough challenge"

"Friends and family are out, it's a lot of fun. It's the one we look forward to the whole year and hopefully I can put in a good performance this weekend"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Thomas Pieters: "I love this tough challenge"

Thomas Pieters carded his lowest ever round at Wentworth Golf Club to put himself right in contention heading into the weekend at the 2021 BMW PGA Championship.

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"I just love a really tough challenge, just mentally.

It's fantastic. Friends and family are out, it's a lot of fun. It's the one we look forward to the whole year and hopefully I can put in a good performance this weekend. Early on there was no wind but it's still such a tough course that you need to hit golf shots, and I hit a few today, but overall the first two days I scrambled the ball well and got up and down from everywhere.

I got out of position a couple of times on the back nine and made par from like 80 yards or long bunker shots. That's the kind of stuff that keeps the round going Ive been striking the ball well so that's always good around here.

I just needed to find something with my putting and I holed some nice putts. I feel like I've made a couple of changes and it paid off these last few 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.

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