Thomas Pieters, a third career title in Europe

Twenty-seven months after the last time the Belgian found the success by overcoming the Danes Nicolai Hojgaard

by Andrea Gussoni
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Thomas Pieters, a third career title in Europe

The Portugal Masters goes to Thomas Pieters who won in Vilamoura with a score of 265 (68 64 65 68, -19) celebrating his third career title on the European Tour. Twenty-seven months after the last time the Belgian found the success by overcoming the Danes Nicolai Hojgaard (winner of the Italian Open this year) and Lucas Bjerregaard by two strokes, as well as the French Matthieu Pavon, all second with 267 (-17).

Thomas Pieters, The Portugal Masters

Two Italians in the Top 10: Nino Bertasio from Brescia (in the lead after the first and second round), 5 / o with 271 (-13) like the English Matthew Jordan, and the Apulian Francesco Laporta, 7 / o with 272 (-12).

While the Turin Edoardo Molinari ranked 22 / o with 276 (-8). An important result for Laporta who thus passes from 51st to 46th position of the Race to Dubai, the order of merit of the European Tour. the Dp World Tour Championship (18-21 November) in Dubai, the last act of the season which will feature the best 50 players in the order of merit of the circuit.

But first the Dubai Championship is scheduled (11-14 November). 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.

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