Thomas Pieters: "I was making good steps"

"That's obviously the main goal for me right now. I added a couple of tournaments and I'm playing everything until then just to give myself the best chance and hopefully I can do it"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Thomas Pieters: "I was making good steps"

Thomas Pieters is aiming to use this week's Mallorca Golf Open as a springboard as he looks to force his way into the field for the season ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. The big hitting Belgian arrives at Golf Santa Ponsa 67th in the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex, needing to squeeze his way into the top 50 over the next three events to make a seventh consecutive trip to Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Pieters has only ever missed the season finale once, in his rookie campaign, and a good week here in the Balearic islands could go a long way to helping him compete at the final Rolex Series event of 2021.

Thomas Pieters, statements

"That's obviously the main goal for me right now.

I added a couple of tournaments and I'm playing everything until then just to give myself the best chance and hopefully I can do it. My game was not very good last week so we've got to just take that as it is. I had a bad week and I still managed to miss by one so if I can take one positive it's that I can still score.

I was making good steps forward and last week I just didn't feel it. Obviously at Valderrama it's so tight, there's zero room for errors. I just put myself on the back foot after the first day but overall I'm pretty happy with where my game is at." 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.

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