Matt Fitzpatrick opened his birdie account in stunning style as he holed a bunker shot on the seventh and an approach to 14 feet on the ninth saw him turn in 33. Another brilliant bunker shot on the 11th hit the pin and helped register a birdie before he holed a ten footer on the 13th and made two putts from off the green at the 17th, with a ragged tee shot setting up that closing double and dropping him out of the lead.
Matt Fitzpatrick, statements
"I played great, there’s no other way to describe it. I was really solid. I barely missed a green and a fairway. I putted pretty solid too. I’m not really disappointed. It’s a tough way to finish, but I feel like I’m playing well - I just have to keep it up.
I’m happy with where my game is at. I played really well at the Ryder Cup, to no avail, unfortunately. But I was really pleased and almost disappointed to have two weeks off after it. I wanted to play again. So to come here and continue that is a positive"
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.