James Kingston won the Senior Italian Open

The Senior Italian Open in golf goes to South African James Kingston who, with a partial final of 68 (-4) out of a total of 205 (70 67 68, -11) strokes, in Puglia overtakes the Swedish Joakim Haeggman (alone in the lead after the second round and who paid dearly for a bogey on hole 17), runner up with 206 (-10). At San Domenico Golf (par 72) in Savelletri di Fasano (Brindisi), third place with 207 (-9) for Emanuele Canonica, the best among the Azzurri.

James Kingston, The Senior Italian Open

Same score as the Piedmontese for the British John Bickerton, Peter Wilson and David Shacklady. While the Welsh Stephen Dodd, winner in 2016 and second in the order of merit of the Legends Tour 2021, finished in 7 / a position with 208 (-8). also Costantino Rocca, one of the pioneers of tricolor golf, who ranked 59 / o with 230 (+14).

Kingston is therefore celebrating, protagonist of a last bogey free lap with four birdies that saw him rise from second position. The success earned the South African – who in the palmares boasts two titles on the European Tour, four on the Asian Tour, eleven on the Sunshine Tour and two on the Legends Tour – 45,000 euros against a total prize money of 300,000. The event will close tomorrow, Saturday 6 November, the Pro-Am which will be attended by, among others, Roberto Donadoni and Stefano Nava.

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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