Tommy Fleetwood: “I started off like a rocket”

Tommy Fleetwood revealed he took momentum from his playing partners as he carded an opening 66 at the 2021 AVIV Dubai Championship. The Englishman was playing alongside Ryder Cup team-mate Paul Casey and fellow Rolex Series winner Min Woo Lee – sitting seventh and sixth respectively in the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex – with the three ball a combined 15 under. Lee carded a 67 with Casey taking 68 blows over the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, and Fleetwood admitted the marquee group were helping each other along.

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“I think it always helps when there are a couple of you playing well, of course it does, because there’s just more momentum there so you just ride that. I started off like a rocket, four under through five and bar the odd sloppy, disappointing mistake I just threw a good round together like a few people did. But you’ve still got to hit the shots, you can still play bad golf and bogey. I did it on a couple of really easy holes, so it’s still out there to happen. It always helps when Paul, who I’m obviously close with, and I know Min Woo pretty well – all three of us were playing well and any time you have a day like that it obviously helps.”

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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