Repeat the feat of 2020, fly to the first place in the order of merit of the Alps Tour, win the "card" to play on the Challenge Tour in 2022 and collect a check for 5,800 euros. In Sutri (Viterbo) Jacopo Vecchi Fossa takes everything.
For the second consecutive year he wins, with a total of 207 (71 69 67, -9) strokes, the National Alps Open Golf at the end of a great comeback. At the National Golf (par 72), the Coverciano of the green, the 27-year-old from Modena closed the first round in eleventh position.
Then, he flew into second position after 36 holes.
Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, Alps Tour
In the last round he overtook Matthias Eggenberger, runner up with 208 (-8). Nothing to do for the Swiss, who wasted an advantage of four strokes (accumulated at the end of the second round) and, on the 54th and last hole of the tournament, touched the eagle (creating a birdie) which would have allowed him to bring the contention in the play-off.
Third place with 210 (-6) for another Italian player, Alessandro Tadini. But in the house of Italian golf the party is Vecchi Fossa. Big favorite on the eve, he celebrated his third success of the season on the Italian Pro Tour, the second on the Alps Tour (where he also collected five other Top 10s).
And he is now in command of the money list of the Alps Tour with a total of 26,744.55 points. Next week (14-16 October) in Modena (where he was born and raised), in the Emilia-Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final, he will try to graduate as the best player of the third men's European circuit.
The last blue to succeed was, in 2019, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli. For Vecchi Fossa it is the sixth success in his professional career. In 2018 at the National Open Championship (which he won again this year), in the first race held after an open heart surgery, he started what today has turned into an important streak of successes.
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.