In Madrid the great test of Jon Rahm continues who, in the 93rd edition of the Open de España with a partial of 67 (-4) out of a total of 130 (63 67, -12) strokes passes from third to second position and, at halfway through the race, he is just one shot from the Dutch Wil Besseling, the new leader with a score of 129 (64 65, -13).
Wil Besseling, Open de España
Reigning champion (he won the tournament in 2018 and 2019, in 2020 the competition was canceled for Covid) and world number 1, Rahm chases the "treble" in the competition to emulate his legend Severiano Ballesteros, winner of the event in 1981 , 1985 and 1995.
Short ranking at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (par 71) where the Englishman Ross McGowan (who won the Italian Open in 2020) lost the leadership and is now 3 / o with 131 (-11) like the Indian Shubhankar Sharma and the Spanish Adri Arnaus.
Among the Azzurri, Renato Paratore and Edoardo Molinari, both 39 / i with 137 (-5), enter the final phase of the competition. And again: Francesco Laporta and Nino Bertasio, 54 / i with 138 (-4), and Lorenzo Gagli, 66 / i with 139 (-3).
The performance of Guido Migliozzi was disappointing, 107 / o with 143 (+1) and out to the cut together with Andrea Pavan, 129 / o with 148 (+6). 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.