Viktor Hovland in the Top 10, Thomas Pieters in the Top 100. And Francesco Molinari out of the ranking of the best 200 players. These are the main weekly verdicts of the men's official world golf ranking. Thanks to the success at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (PGA Tour), the Norwegian Hovland moves from 17th to 10th position with 5.9601 points.
He returns to the top 100 Thomas Pieters. With the exploit at the Portugal Masters (European Tour) the Belgian climbed from 129 / a to 74 / a square with 1.8176.
Ranking, Jon Rahm
Bad news for the Azzurri. Guido Migliozzi, thanks to the exit to the cut in Mexico on the PGA Tour, slips from 85 / a to 92 / a position with 1.6597 points.
While Francesco Molinari, also out in Playa del Carmen after 36 holes, is out of the list of the best 200 going from 197 / a to 203 / a position (0.8574). Number 1 is still the Spaniard Jon Rahm (9.9812), with the American Collin Morikawa second with 8.5465.
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.