Costantino Rocca al the Senior Italian Open

At San Domenico Golf in Savelletri di Fasano (Brindisi) there is also Costantino Rocca in the Sergio Melpignano Senior Italian Open field, scheduled from 3 to 5 November (with Pro-Am scheduled for Saturday 6). A pioneer of Italian golf, he will be among the six blues competing in Puglia in the last event of the Italian Pro Tour 2021, also included in the calendar of the Legends Tour, the European circuit dedicated to ‘over 50’ champions.

Costantino Rocca, Sergio Melpignano Senior Italian Open

With Rocca, among the Italians on the field there are also Emanuele Canonica, Massimo Scarpa, Gianluca Pietrobono, Michele Reale and Mauro Bianco. He will defend the title won in 2019 (the competition in 2020 was not played due to Covid) the English Barry Lane. Among the past winners also the American Clark Dennis (winner in 2017 and 2018) and the Welsh Stephen Dodd (who scored in 2016 and second in the order of merit of the Legends Tour 2021). The event is played over a distance of 54 holes (18 per day), without cuts. Up for grabs a prize pool of 300,000 euros, of which 45,000 will go to the winner.

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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