Andalucia, the fastest hole of a team of four



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Andalucia, the fastest hole of a team of four

Four European Tour golfers broke a Guinness world record, the one for "the fastest hole of a team of four" The new record was established before the Andalucía Masters, by the quartet composed of Sean Crocker, Nicolai Hojgaard, Min Woo Lee and Wilco Nienaber, who at hole 4 of the Real Club Valderrama course managed to cover the 501 yards up to the hole in the time of 24.75 seconds.

Nienaber hit a whopping 361-yard drive off the tee and Crocker, positioned on the fairway, covered 140 yards with his second shot to the green, where Min Woo Lee and Hojgaard completed the job.

The fastest hole of a team of four

The quartet became the third in the European Tour to hold this record: Team France (Raphael Jacquelin, Alexander Levy, Romain Wattel and Gregory Havret) had spent 34.87 seconds on the same hole in 2016, a time improved a year later in Turkey by the British Ian Poulter, Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Matthew Southgate.

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.