Francesco Laporta chasing his first success

In the United Arab Emirates another great test for Francesco Laporta who, after the “moving day”, flies to the top of the Dubai Championship, the penultimate act of the European Golf Tour 2021.

Francesco Laporta, Dubai Championship

At the Jumeirah Golf Estates (Fire Course, par 72) in Dubai, the Apulian, with a partial of 67 (-5) out of a total of 197 (66 64 67, -19) strokes, leads the leaderboard together with the Danish Joachim Brandt Hansen. Six birdies (including one at 18) and a bogey for Laporta chasing his first career success on the top men’s continental circuit (which will be replaced next year by the DP World Tour). Following the two leaders, with 198 (-18), is the French Antoine Rozner (leading mid-race), reigning champion. Good performance among the Azzurri also for Edoardo Molinari, 10 / o with 202 (-14). The Turinese precedes in the standings Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza, 44 / o with 206 (-10).

And now the final sprint with Laporta, fresh from seventh place at the Portugal Masters, who in Dubai has targeted the first seasonal success of an Italian player on the European Tour.

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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