Francesco Molinari, comeback in Las Vegas

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Francesco Molinari, comeback in Las Vegas

In Las Vegas came the good reaction of Francesco Molinari, who climbed from 99 / a to 17 / a position, with a total of 134 (70 64, -8) strokes, in the second round of the Shirners Children's Open. In Nevada, in the third tournament of the Pga Tour 2021-2022, with a bogey free trial closed in 64 (-7) and supported by 7 birdies (of which three consecutive at holes 16, 17 and 18), the Piedmontese recovered 82 positions and, in the middle of the race, he is six shots from the top occupied by the South Korean Sungiae Im and the American Chad Ramey, new leaders with 128 (-14).

Francesco Molinari, Shirners Children's Open

On the Tpc Summerlin course (par 71), where the strong wind conditioned the race, for the first time in 100 appearances on the Pga Tour, Im after 36 holes played managed not only to record his best career score but also to keep his score intact, without committing bogey.

At his side, on the other hand, is Ramey, one of the 'rookies' of the circuit where he chases his first success in fifth presence. In third position with 129 (-13), just one shot from the leaders, here are the Americans Adam Schenk and Sam Burns who, after the victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship, now dreams of an encore in Las Vegas to strengthen his leadership in the FedEx Cup ( currently shared with Max Homa) and continue to climb positions in the world rankings where it is currently 18 / o.

In the Shriners Top 10 also Aaron Wise, 5 / o with 130 (-12). And again: Matthew Wolff (runner up in 2020) and the naturalized Slovak Rory Sabbatini (silver medalist at the Tokyo Games), among the seven players in 6 / a position (131, -11).

Among the big names is 13 / o with 132 (-10) the South African Louis Oosthuizen while the Norwegian Viktor Hovland shares the 17 / a position, among others, with Francesco Molinari and the South Korean Sung Kang (alone in the lead at the end of the first Lap further back the American Brooks Koepka, 30 / o with 135 (-7) alongside the Scottish Martin Laird and the Mexican Carlos Ortiz.

On the other hand, some protagonists of the eve came out like Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, Will Zalatoris, Harris English and Patrick Reed. 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.