In Puglia still a good performance for Emanuele Canonica who, after the second round of the Sergio Melpignano Senior Italian Open, characterized by strong winds, is 3 / o with 138 (68 70, -6). The Piedmontese is now three shots from the summit occupied by the Swedish Joakim Haeggman, left alone in the lead with a total of 135 (67 68, -9).
At San Domenico Golf (par 71) in Savelletri di Fasano, in the last tournament of the Italian Pro Tour 2021, also included in the calendar of the Legends Tour (European circuit reserved for over 50s), Canonica shares the third place with the Englishman John Bikerton.
While in second position, with a score of 137 (-7), is the South African James Kingston.
Emanuele Canonica, Senior Italian Open
Rising from 4 / a position, Canonica precedes, among others, the Welsh Stephen Dodd (winner of the tournament in 2016 and second in the order of merit of the Legends Tour 2021), 5 / o with 139 (-5).
Sixth position, with 140 (-4), for the British Barry Lane (reigning champion) and Paul Wesselingh. One lap from the end, the American Clark Dennis (champion in 2017 and 2018) has no chance of winning, from 5 / o to 18 / o with 144 (par).
The other blues are late. Mauro Bianco is 39 / o with 150 (+6), Michele Reale 49 / o with 152 (+8). Massimo Scarpa was also behind, 52 / or with 153 (+9). And again: Gianluca Pietrobono, 57 / o with 156 (+12), and Costantino Rocca, 61 / o with 160 (+16).
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.