First the triumph at the Solheim Cup, then the exploit at the Open de France. Now the feat arrived in Galloway, New Jersey, at the ShopRite Classic where, with a great comeback on the final lap (where it climbed from tenth position) and a total of 199 (66 70 63, -14) strokes, it won second career title on the LPGA Tour.
Céline Boutier, ShopRite Classic
The golden age of Céline Boutier continues and, at the Seaview Golf Club (Bay Course, par 71), she overcame three of the strongest projects in the world: the South Korean Jin Young Ko and Inbee Park, in addition to the Canadian Brooke Henderson, all second with 200 (-13).
The Frenchwoman in America, with a partial bogey free final closed in 63 (-8), supported by eight birdies (one of which at 18), equaled the best lap of her career by taking the whole stakes. "It was a surreal round, I expected the tournament to be decided at the play-off and instead I managed to win without the play-off.
It is a beautiful victory that comes in an unforgettable period for me." This is the satisfaction of the 27-year-old from Clamart, relentless. Boutier signed her first exploit on the LPGA Tour in February 2019 at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, in Australia.
Now another joy, which is added to the three arrived on the Ladies European Tour and the two signed on the Symetra Tour, the second American circuit in pink. And this success allows her to equal Patricia Meunier-Lebouc and Anne-Marie Palli as the most successful transalpine player on the LPGA Tour.
For Boutier also a check for $ 262,500 against a prize pool of 1,750,000. 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.