First career victory on the PGA Tour for Talor Gooch who takes the golf RSM Classic in Georgia (USA). At Saint Simons Island, the American, with a total of 260 (64 65 67 64, -22) hits, overtook the competition of Canadian Mackenzie Hughes, second with 263 (-19), and Colombian Sebastian Munoz, third with 264 (-18).
Talor Gooch, RSM Classic
At the 104th appearance on the top US circuit, Gooch can finally rejoice. Thanks to this exploit, the 30-year-old from Midwest City (Oklahoma) flies in the lead, for the first time in his career, in the FedEx Cup.
Full booty for Gooch, who also grossed $ 1,296,000 against a total prize pool of 7,200,000 passing from 52nd to 33rd position in the world ranking. At the Seaside Course (par 70) a nice finish by Tyler McCumber, 4 / o with 267 (-15) after a last round closed in 60 (-10), with eight birdies and an eagle.
Same position for Cameron Smith, Tom Hoge and Seamus Power. Top 10 and eighth place with 268 (-14) for Webb Simpson (among the favorites on the eve) who preceded Justin Rose (former number 1 in the world and gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games), 12 / or with 270 (-12).
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.