The 2021 European Tour of golf is entering its climax. After a week off at the end of a triptych of races in Spain, the top continental circuit makes a stop in Vilamoura for the Portugal Masters. From 4 to 7 November, five Italians will also take the field on the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course: Renato Paratore, Francesco Laporta, Edoardo Molinari, Nino Bertasio and Lorenzo Gagli.
Portugal Masters, European Tour
Different goals for the Italian players. Paratore, in a good moment of form, has returned from 11th place at the Mallorca Golf Open and, in Portugal, is looking for another prestigious result to climb positions in the Race to Dubai (the order of merit of the circuit) where it is currently in 124th place. Important race for the Roman, who will have to do well to keep the “paper” full to play continuously on the European Tour in 2022. A fundamental appointment also for Laporta and Edoardo Molinari, respectively at 51 / o and 67 / o place in the money list. Both want to do well to earn a place in the Dp World Tour Championship in Dubai (last seasonal act scheduled from 18 to 21 November, a week after the Dubai Championship). In Portugal, South African George Coetzee will defend the title won in 2020. The prize pool is 1,500,000 euros.
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.