Eight of the top ten players in the world and six rookies. The United States will field a real dream team at the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin, starting on Friday in Kohler (USA). From Dustin Johnson (number 2 in the world ranking) to Collin Morikawa (third), from Patrick Cantlay (fourth, this year's FedEx Cup winner and 'player of the year' on the 2020-2021 Pga Tour) to Xander Schauffele (fifth and gold medal at the Tokyo Games), from Justin Thomas (sixth) to Bryson DeChambeau (seventh).
Without forgetting Tony Finau (ninth) and Brooks Koepka (tenth). Harris English (eleventh), Jordan Spieth (thirteenth), Daniel Berger (sixteenth) and Scottie Scheffler (twenty-first) complete the team.
Ryder Cup, team Usa
Strength and talent.
The one led by Steve Stricker is a classy team that lacks only the genius and experience of Tiger Woods. After the 2018 defeat in Paris, the USA, at the Whistling Straits Golf Course, are aiming to take back the cup at home, just as happened in 2016 in Minnesota.
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.