In Bermuda, a nice reaction from Guido Migliozzi who, in the second round of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship (Pga Tour tournament), with a partial of 65 (-6) out of a total of 137 (72 65, -5) hits, goes up from 50 / a to 17 / a position.
Starting from hole 10, the Vicenza-born Southampton Parish scored four birdies and a bogey in the first nine holes of the round. Then, in the 'back nine', with a spotless test he signed three more birdies and, halfway through the race, he is six shots away from the top occupied by Taylor Pendrith, the new leader with 131 (70 61, -11).
At the Port Royal Golf Course (par 71), the Canadian who achieved the best round in the history of the tournament (61, -10), with nine birdies, an eagle and a bogey, performed well. For the first time in his career, the 30-year-old from Richmond Hill (who won two titles on the Pga Tour Canada, both in 2019) is leading a tournament at the top American circuit.
He is followed by the American Patrick Rodgers, second with 132 (-10) in front of Vincent Whaley, another American player who occupies the 3rd position (133, -9).
Taylor Pendrith, Butterfield Bermuda Championship
While he slipped from first to tenth position Chad Ramey who, after 18 holes, shared the leadership with Brandon Hagy, now 17 / o alongside, among others, Migliozzi, Patrick Reed (number 24 in the world and among the favorites on the eve ) and Graeme McDowell.
English Matthew Fitzpatrick is still 34 / o with 139 (-3). He overcomes the cut, albeit with the last useful result, the American Brian Gay (reigning champion), 63 / o with 142 (par). And now the 'moving day' before the final rush.
Where Migliozzi (fourth place on the Pga Tour after 13 / o place at Travelers Championship, fourth place at Us Open and exit to the cut at The Open, with the latter two majors counting for all circuits) wants to chase a great result in an event that offers a prize pool of $ 6,500,000.
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.