Min Woo Lee and Paul Casey will both be looking for a big final day at the 2021 AVIV Dubai Championship as they hunt vital points in the race to be crowned Europe’s Number One. Lee and Casey are the only players in the field at Jumeirah Golf Estates this week who can still win the Race to Dubai, teeing it up on the Fire Course at sixth and seventh respectively in the Rankings in Partnership with Rolex. Lee is guaranteed to move above Matt Fitzpatrick by the end of play on Sunday, although he himself could be leapfrogged by Casey depending on where they finish after 72 holes. The Australian has played 19 events on the 2021 Race to Dubai, winning his first Rolex Series title at the abrdn Scottish Open and, while he admits he is ready for a rest and a trip home, he is determined to give it his all this week and at next week’s season ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
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“I was going to take this week off but I thought my form was pretty solid and with it would be another challenge in front of me and I could overcome it. It is tough, I haven’t been home in six months but I’m looking forward to going home and relaxing. I still have two more to go though so I’m going to knuckle down and try to play well.” The 23-year-old made a spectacular eagle on the par five 13th on his way to a 66 on day three and will head into the final round just three shots off the lead. “I started off really good, three birdies in a row, holing some nice lengthy putts,” he said. “There were a couple of chances that I could have made. Then I had a nice chip-in, I gave one away at the 17th but a nice birdie at the last and hopefully another low one tomorrow. The same things tomorrow, I’m playing good, hitting it great and chipping it awesome, so just the same things”.
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.