Alvaro Quiros joins Edwin Weindorfer CEO of E|motion, promoter of the Mallorca Golf Open, to officially launch the event, which sees the European Tour return to the island for the first time in ten years. Quiros knows what it means to win a tournament in front of home crowds, triumphing at the Spanish Open in 2010, and would love to repeat that feeling this week.
Alvaro Quiros, statements
"Without a doubt, winning in Spain is more special than anywhere else, and more so if you do it in the circumstances that I did, being my first Spanish win on Tour, with my mother present there, and to top it off it was Mother's Day.
It went well. If that made me excited, I think a win this week, considering how tight I am with respect to keeping the card for next season, would be just as celebrated or more. Today we played tailwind, but I don't want to imagine it downwind, because it can get really long.
In addition, for the tournament there are two holes that have been converted from par 5 to par 4, and that adds a lot of tension in certain shots. It won't be an easy test, but it's going to be fun, because the course offers a lot of alternatives”.
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.