Francesco Molinari, it is a really hard period

The Pga Tour from Mexico moves to Texas for the Houston Open. From Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 November at the Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston, Francesco Molinari will also be among the 131 protagonists in the competition. New opportunity for redemption for the blue who, thanks to the exit to the cut in Mexico at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, came out of the Top 200 of the world ranking where he currently occupies the position number 203.

Francesco Molinari, situation

A really hard period for Chicco Molinari who in 2018 lived his best season and won all over the world. The last success of the Turin-born, who turned 39 yesterday, dates back to 10 March 2019 when he managed to conquer the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a tournament of the highest men’s American circuit. Then came the difficulties. And now Molinari is chasing a crisis-chasing result in an event that will see Mexican Carlos Ortiz (second last week) defend the title he won in 2020 when the Piedmontese finished 15th. Few of the big names in the world are present in the field. Among these the Americans Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka (fifth last year), respectively at 11th and 15th place in the world ranking.

Chance also for the English Tyrrrell Hatton, the Americans Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Reed, Matthew Wolff and Sam Burns (leader of the FedEx Cup). And again: the Chilean Joaquin Niemann, the Australians Adam Scott and Cameron Smith, the South Korean Sungjae Im, the Irish Shane Lowry. In addition to Ortiz, among the past winners there are also, among others, Lanto Griffin (winner in 2019) and Ian Poulter (signed in 2018). The tournament is giving away a prize pool of $ 7,500,000.

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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