United States lead 3-1 after the first four "foursome" doubles matches. In Wisconsin, the 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup sees the hosts ahead and the Old Continent, which defends the trophy won in 2018 in Paris, chasing.
Yet in Kohler, on the Whistling Straits Golf Course, it was the Old Continent - led by Padraig Harrington - to score the first point thanks to the Spanish duo composed of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, good at overcoming Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.
Ryder Cup, results
The reaction of the United States was immediate with Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa who knocked out Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland 3/2. Then here's the overtaking thanks to the clear victory (5/3) of Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele against Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.
The trio came thanks to Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, who stemmed (2/1) the competition of Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick. And now the "fourball" matches with Europe called for a comeback. 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.