Lucas Bjerregaard: “It’s never meant as much”

An emotional Lucas Bjerregaard secured his best European Tour result for three years as a tie for second at the 2021 Portugal Masters ensured he will keep his card for 2022. The Dane won at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Club in 2017 and followed that up with a victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship the following year before famously defeating Tiger Woods en route to the semi-finals of the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. But after just one top ten in the last two and a half years, he entered this week 136th in the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex, with just two events remaining to get into the top 122 and maintain his playing privileges. He started the final round at an event where he did not feel he was playing well four shots off the lead and made a birdie birdie finish in a 66 to get into a share of second and move up to 100th in the Rankings.

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“It’s never meant as much to me,” he said fighting back the tears. “I haven’t felt comfortable all week but I did what I came here to do. Even though I didn’t feel like I’d played very well. That kind of sunk in with that putt on the last. This week I didn’t even have to say anything to my caddie but I could sense it was him and I against everyone. I didn’t feel like I’d played well at any stage really. I felt like it could all go wrong. But I found a way and hit a terrible drive on 18, but a great recovery out of the bunker. To make that putt was pretty good. I wanted to go out there and try and win, if I did that it would take care of everything. I got off to a good start, played alright. Didn’t make birdie on 12, didn’t birdie 15, then bogeyed 16. A couple of birdies there – a par on 16 and everything would have looked very different.”

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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