Bad weather protagonist in Bermuda, where rain and strong wind conditioned the first round of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, a Pga Tour tournament suspended prematurely (with 13 players still on the field). First the bad weather, then the arrival of darkness.
In Southampton Parish therefore partial verdicts with Guido Migliozzi, the only blue in the race, 50 / o with 72 (+1) after a lap above par. Race with two faces for the Vicenza who starts badly with two bogeys at 3 and 7. Then, at 9, the first of two birdies of the day arrives (the second he made at 11).
All this before another bogey at 16 that preceded an eagle at 17 (on a par 5) and a double bogey at 18. At the Port Royal Golf Course (par 71) a swinging test for the 24-year-old from Veneto, who has returned to play on the top.
American circuit after months.
Butterfield Bermuda Championship, bad weather
In Bermuda lead the leaderboard, with a score of 65 (-6), the Americans Brandon Hagy (for him nine birdies, a bogey and a double bogey) and Chad Ramey, the only player on the field to have recorded a bogey free round ( with 6 birdies).
While in 3rd position with 66 (-5) there is another American, Vincent Whaley. Top 10 and tenth place with 68 (-3) for Patrick Reed, one of the favorites on the eve. English Matthew Fitzpatrick is 34 / o with 71 (par). He disappoints Brian Gay.
The US, reigning champion, is 89 / o with 75 (+4). Brian Morris's is already a victory. On the pitch despite a fourth stage cancer of the esophagus and stomach, the 53-year-old born in Bermuda is 125 / o with '+15' after 15 holes played.
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.