The dreams of glory of Francesco Laporta broke a millimeter from hole 18, the last of the day, who, as in 2020, closes the Dubai Championship in second place (with a score of 266, -22 strokes), penultimate action of the European Tour 2021. In Dubai, with a total of 265 (63 67 67 68, -23), the Danish Joachim Brandt Hansen wins, thus celebrating his second career title on the top continental circuit.
Joachim Brandt Hansen, Dubai Championship
A bit of bad luck for Laporta who captures the best result of the season (fifth Top 10), but without being able to win the first title. The final putt for Laporta’s birdie stopped a step away from the hole. But the Apulian can still smile since thanks to this goal he managed to win a place for the DP World Tour Championship (18-21 November) which, also in Dubai, will see the best Eurotour players compete. Runner up together with Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, the 31-year-old from Castellana Grotte (Bari) was the protagonist of a last bogey free lap, with three birdies, closed in 69 (-3) at Jumeirah Golf Estates (Fire Course, par 72). Among the blues, Edoardo Molinari placed 17 / o with 271 (-17), while Guido Migliozzi got 44 / a square with 275 (-13).
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.