Women's golf is preparing to make a comeback. From 20 to 23 January in Orlando, Florida, the first Lpga Tour tournament of 2022 will take place. Many of the best projections in the world will participate in the Tournament of Champions, starting with Nelly Korda, queen of women's green and medal gold at the Tokyo Games.
With her will be her sister Jessica, who will defend the title. And again: other great interpreters of the discipline such as Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and Michelle Wie.
Nelly Korda, Tournament of Champions
The stars of the LPGA Tour will be joined on the pitch by around 50 celebrities including former American tennis player Mardy Fish, former American football player Marcus Allen.
Without forgetting John Smoltz and Annika Sorenstam, legend of women's golf. The celebrities will therefore participate in a race with a modified Stableford formula. 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.