In Wisconsin, the United States approaches victory in the 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup. At the Whistling Straits Golf Course Europe fights and is supported by the Spanish duo made up of Jon Rahm (world number 1) and Sergio Garcia (not only the one who has scored the most points in the history of the tournament but also the absolute record holder for matches won, 24) .
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They are still in the double 'foursome' matches to score the only point of the Old Continent against the three of the USA who stretch to 9-3 and present themselves to the 'fourballs' with an important gap of advantage.
In the United States, Dustin Johnson (second in the world ranking) and Xander Schauffele (gold medal at the Tokyo Games) shine, devastating. The technical superiority of the stars and stripes team, which can count on eight of the best ten players on the planet, is evident.
And so, after the Paris 2018 debacle, the Yankees, also supported by their public, approach the company. The hosts will need 14.5 points to take back the cup and present themselves in Italy, in 2023 at the Marco Simone Golf & Country in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome), as reigning champions.
The 12 single matches will be decisive. And the continental team, led by Padraig Harrington, dreams of repeating what has been dubbed the "miracle of Medinah" It was 2012 and in the 39th edition of the Ryder Cup, in Chicago, Europe had closed the two days of doubles down by 4 points.
Then, in the singles, he found a sensational comeback (winning eight, losing three and drawing one) overtaking the United States in a sprint which, in Wisconsin, approached the feat. 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.