Experience on a golf course that hasn’t yet featured on the European Tour is definitely an advantage, and in this case the advantage belongs to Joost Luiten, whose home club happens to be Bernardus Golf.
Joost Luiten, statements
“I practice here a lot.
It’s one of the best practice facilities we have in Holland so a lot of the top players and even the Belgian players Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry come over to practice here and I think that will tell you how good this golf course is.
It needs a bit of time to mature up but that’s just the grass, you can’t really make that go quicker but it’s a great design, it’s in great shape, and hopefully we keep this weather and it will be a great week.
I know what I can do in this event, I love playing in front of my home crowd, I love the golf course so it will be a good week and hopefully we can do what we’ve done in the past and be there on Sunday”. 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.