For months, in the United States, the battle over equal pay (Equal Pay) between men and women in sport has raged. Steps forward in the world of golf where the "proette" try to get closer to the big names of the men's green.
The US Women's Open, one of the five major tournaments in pink, in 2022 will give away 10,000,000 dollars against the 5,500,000 boasted in 2021.
US Women's Open, numbers
It is announced by the USGA, with the great increase in prize money also and above all due to arrival of a new sponsor, an integrated non-profit healthcare organization.
Last year, the men's US Open guaranteed a total "bag" of 12,500,000 while that of 2022 has not yet been announced. However, we know the figures of The Players, the flagship tournament of the PGA Tour which this year will give away 20,000,000 dollars (a record figure for any golf event, even for Grand Slam tournaments).
Not yet parity, therefore. In fact, in the next five years the US Women's Open prize pool will first reach 11,000,000 and then 12,000,000. Incredible figures for women's golf which, in America, continues to grow. 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.