Cancel the distances by going to sign from each area of the field: this is how Steph Curry entered the myth. The American champion has dragged the Golden State Warriors to the victory of three NBA titles thanks to his proverbial three-point shots.
The talent born in 1988 is also a golf enthusiast, another sport in which he counts and not a little knowing how to shorten the path to go to the hole. "Steph" was confronted with an exceptional teacher: Phil Mickelson.
Phil Mickelson and Steph Curry
The six-time major tournament winner met Curry in Harding in person and gave him some pointers on how to improve his golfing technique in general. On social media, Stephen posted a singular lesson, concerning in particular the flop shot, one of the strengths of Mickelson's repertoire.
The shot consists in overcoming an obstacle with a sort of lob. In this case, Curry was inserted between the green and Phil himself and underwent the demonstration without problems. Mickelson first explained carefully which was the correct grip of the club and then the movement to give the ball the desired trajectory.
Then the practice, with the blow that leads the sphere to overcome and go around the shape of "Steph" with great speed, but without touching him. Curry smiled, mocking his fear of being hit by his friend. In any case, in the next games with Papa Wardell, Steph will be able to count on a few more tricks.
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.