Rory McIlroy back to the first place in Dubai

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Rory McIlroy back to the first place in Dubai

In Dubai with a test of character and pride Rory McIlroy returns to the top of the DP World Tour Championship, the last act of the European Tour 2021. In the United Arab Emirates the Northern Irishman, already leader after the first round, leads at the end of the "moving day" again the ranking with a score of 202 (65 70 67, -14) strokes, one advantage over the English Sam Horsfield, second with 203 (-13).

Rory McIlroy, DP World Tour Championship

At the Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course, par 72), in an event (which is also the last of the Rolex Series) that is giving away $ 9,000,000, Collin Morikawa is preparing to be crowned the best player on the circuit.

The 24-year-old from Los Angeles occupies the 5th position with 205 (-11) and is preparing to establish himself as the first American to conquer the "Race to Dubai", the order of merit of the circuit. Leader of the "money list", he has now become unattainable for fellow countryman Billy Horschel (second in the Race to Dubai), 37 / o with 213 (-3) at the DP World Tour Championship.

The match is now compromised for the two Azzurri. With the Vicenza Guido Migliozzi, 47 / o with 216 (par), who overtook the Apulian Francesco Laporta, 49 / o with 217 (+1). 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.