After the comeback in the second round, Francesco Molinari collapses in Las Vegas on the "moving day" of the Shriners Children's Open, the third tournament of the 2021-2022 PGA Tour. In Nevada the Turin player slips from 17th to 68th position due to a partial closed in 75 (+4) out of a total of 209 (70 64 75, -4) hits.
Too many mistakes in the first nine holes played by Chicco Molinari who recorded a double bogey at 2, a bogey at 3, 4, 6 and 8. Then, he signs the first birdie of the day at 9, to which is added a other at 13. The reaction of the Piedmontese is late and loses 51 positions and, in the last round, will fight only to get the best possible placement in the tournament.
Adam Schenk, Shriners Children's Open
On the route of TPC Summerlin (par 71) the new leader, with a score of 195 (64 65 66, -18), is the American Adam Schenk. For the second time in his career (the first in the 2021 Barracuda Championship) the 29-year-old from Vincennes (Indiana) is leading a tournament on the PGA Tour and, in his 119th appearance, chasing his first success on the circuit after scoring six Top 10.
Schenk has a shot ahead of fellow countryman Matthew Wolff, second with 196 (-17) and runner up in 2020. US dominance in Las Vegas with Sam Burns (winner last week of Sanderson Farms) 3 / or with 197 (-16) at equal of Andrew Putnam and Chad Ramey (leading with Sungjae Im - slipped to sixth position with 198, -15 - after the second round).
Among the big names is in 10th position with 201 (-12) the South African Louis Oosthuizen. Same score, among others, for the naturalized Slovak Rory Sabbatini (silver medalist at the Tokyo Games). While the English Danny Willett and the Scottish Martin Laird, defending champion, are 15 / i with 202 (-11).
The American Brooks Koepka, the Norwegian Viktor Hovland and the Mexican Carlos Ortiz disappoint, 54 / i with 207 (-6). The Japanese Hideki Matsuyama (king of The Masters last April) is also late, only 63 / o with 208 (-5).
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.