Graeme McDowell: “It is a serious problem”

“A serious problem. One that can have constructive or destructive effects.” This is how Graeme McDowell commented on the advancement of the golf ‘Superlega’ – led by the Australian Greg Norman – which has the Public Investment Fund (Pif), a sovereign investment fund of Saudi Arabia as its majority shareholder.

Graeme McDowell, statements

For the Northern Irishman, who from 3 to 6 February aims to defend the title he won in 2020 at Saudi International (among the 10 Asian Tour tournaments supported by the nascent Super League), “it is currently difficult to make statements about it. “It is difficult to determine whether this new league can be good or bad for golf. Competition generally pushes everyone to give their best and only time will tell if this initiative will create benefits or harm this universe.”

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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