Romain Langasque: "That was the key here"

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Romain Langasque: "That was the key here"

Romain Langasque carded a second consecutive round of 69 at Real Club Valderrama to take a one shot lead into the weekend at the 2021 Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters. The Frenchman made a stunning eagle on the 17th to jump to four under, a shot clear of Ryder Cup star Matt Fitzpatrick, another Englishman in Laurie Canter, Kiwi Ryan Fox and Swede Sebastian Soderberg.

Canter carded the lowest round of the week with a 65, while Fitzpatrick was on track for just the 27th bogey free round in the history of this event before he made a double on the last in a 68. Fox and Soderberg both carded rounds of 69 to sit a shot ahead of home favourite Alejandro Cañizares, France's Julien Guerrier, Scotland's Scott Jamieson and Englishman Robert Rock.

Langasque won his maiden European Tour title at last season's ISPS HANDA Wales Open but had made just two of his last ten cuts on the 2021 Race to Dubai. He has now found his form again over one of the toughest tests in golf and gave much of the credit to his game off the tee.

Romain Langasque, statements

"I played really solid again today, like yesterday. My long game is very good, my driving is really good. I didn’t make many mistakes, that was the key for today. I stayed really patient and had a lot of pleasure.

That was the most important thing. If you make par on every hole, it’ll be a good round. I’m quite offensive off the tee, then I try and find good places on the green with my second shot and then stay patient, that’s it."

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.