Louis Oosthuizen, the only Top 10 in Georgia

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Louis Oosthuizen, the only Top 10 in Georgia

In Saint Simons Island, Georgia (USA), the RSM Classic, a PGA Tour golf tournament, will be staged from 18 to 21 November. At the Sea Island Resort, as regards the Top 10 in the world ranking, only the South African Louis Oosthuizen (ninth) will be on the field.

Absent the other most anticipated big names for a field that still includes level players.

Louis Oosthuizen, the RSM Classic

From Scottie Scheffler (back from second place at the Houston Open) to Webb Simpson, from Harris English to Kevin Kisner (winner of the competition in 2016 and runner up in 2020).

The American Robert Streb (who also made the competition in 2015) will defend the title won in the November 2020 play-off, and which broke a six-year long fast. Among the past winners in the race there are also Tyler Duncan, Charles Howell III, Austin Cook, Chris Kirk and Ben Crane.

Canadian Corey Conners, Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott, Chilean Joaquin Niemann and Mito Pereira, English Justin Rose (ex number 1 in the world) and the naturalized Slovak Rory Sabbatini (silver medalist at the Tokyo Games).

Instead, Francesco Molinari will be absent. 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.