Bryce Easton, a surprising leader in Mallorca



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Bryce Easton, a surprising leader in Mallorca

In Spain the Azzurri do not shine in the Mallorca Golf Open, a tournament of the European Tour. In Mallorca the second round stops due to the arrival of darkness (with ten players still on the field) with South African Bryce Easton provisionally leading the standings with a total of "-11" after 17 holes played.

The best among the Italians is still Nino Bertasio who slips from 8 / o to 32 / o place with a score of 138 (65 73, -2), thanks to a partial above the par closed in 73 (+3). On the course of the Golf Santa Ponsa (par 70) Renato Paratore goes up from 43 / a to 38 / a square (139, -1).

While Lorenzo Gagli, 110 / o came out with 149 (+9).

Bryce Easton, Mallorca Golf Open

With five birdies and a bogey (and a second round hole to complete) Bryce, 554 / o in the world rankings and with zero career successes on the European Tour, leads the leaderboard with a shot ahead of a quartet of pursuers, all second with 133 (-7), made up of the Dane Jeff Winther (leading at the end of the first lap) and the Spaniards Alvaro Quiros, Jorge Campillo and Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez (cousin of the champion Sergio).

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.