Padraig Harrington: "Portugal, it is fantastic"

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Padraig Harrington: "Portugal, it is fantastic"

European Ryder Cup Captain and past champion Pádraig Harrington will return to Dom Pedro Victoria for this year’s Portugal Masters, from November 4-7. He will also be joined at Dom Pedro Victoria by Scotsman Robert MacIntyre, who will be making his first appearance in the popular event in the Algarve.

The trio will tee it up alongside a number of past Portugal Masters champions and a host of rising stars on the European Tour. Harrington bridged an eight-year gap in 2016 as he won his 15th European Tour title at the Portugal Masters, his first victory since his US PGA Championship triumph in 2008, while Wallace’s maiden European Tour title came on Portuguese soil in 2017.

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“I always enjoy playing the Portugal Masters,” said Harrington. “It’s a fantastic tournament, generally played in lovely weather and there’s always a good atmosphere”.

Irishman Harrington overturned a one-stroke deficit in the final round, carding a bogey-free 65 for a 23 under par total and a milestone victory. Wallace will make his fourth Portugal Masters appearance next month, with his best result at the popular tournament coming in 2019 when he finished in a share of eighth place.

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.