In Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Viktor Hovland signs the feat and wins, for the second consecutive time, the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Third career success on the PGA Tour for the Norwegian, the first player to win the tournament twice. With a total of 261 (67 65 62 67, -23) strokes, the 24-year-old from Oslo achieved the best score in the history of the competition, clearly beating Mexican Carlos Ortiz, second with 265 (-19), and American Justin Thomas, third with 266 (-18).
Viktor Hovland, World Wide Technology Championship
On his 57th appearance on the top American circuit, Hovland wrote an important page of the PGA Tour. Finding an exploit that allows him, for the first time, to enter the Top 10 of world golf (now he is 10 / o, he was 17 / o at eve of the event). His affirmation in Mexico also brought him $ 1,296,000 against a total prize pool of 7,200,000. It was from 2019 (Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship) that a player could not successfully defend a title on the PGA Tour. Hovland thus celebrates a truly extraordinary year that also saw him protagonist on the European Tour (his BMW International last June ), also crowning the dream of playing the Ryder Cup.
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.