Franco Chimenti: “Ryder Cup show in Rome”

“The Ryder Cup of 2023 in Rome will be a spectacle, superior to what we have witnessed in Wisconsin. Making a Ryder Cup after Covid in the US, in the presence of American spectators only, seemed absurd to me given the absence of supporters. Europe has not suffered such a humiliating defeat since 1979 “. This was stated by Franco Chimenti, president of the Italian Golf Federation, to the microphones of “Politics in the ball” on Gr Parliament.

Franco Chimenti, statements

“It was not – added Chimenti – a testimony of united Europe, starting from the call-ups and the composition of the team, with too much British predominance. I think the rules must change and allow a captain to bring the best and not to adapt to qualification criteria that are also and above all based on previous results. I repeat, for Rome we expect a unique show, at very high levels, otherwise everything that has been done by Italian sport in this period would be contradicted with wonderful Olympics and Paralympics. ‘hope is to have Italian golfers on the field, we are working hard to help provide Europe with the champions it deserves”.

And speaking of Olimpiadi Chimenti, former deputy vice president of Coni, praises Giovanni Malagò by launching an important investiture. “They were his triumph and for him I expect the presidency of the International Olympic Committee in the future. At the time I hoped that he would become president of Coni and so it was, who knows if this prophecy of mine will also come true. In my opinion it is very suitable to cover a role of that kind “.

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.

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