Collin Morikawa was named an honorary life member of the European Tour for his victory at The Open, the oldest major in golf, which arrived in England last July. The award came on the eve of the DP World Tour Championship, the last act of the European Tour 2021 scheduled from 18 to 21 November in Dubai. In the United Arab Emirates, the 24-year-old from Los Angeles (world number 2) will try to become the first American to win the Race to Dubai, the order of merit of the circuit.
Collin Morikawa, European Tour
Meanwhile, the two-time Major champion (the only player to have managed to win the PGA Championship and The Open on his debut) has become the fifth American to receive a lifetime membership on the European Tour (which in 2022 will become DP World Tour ) after Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Patrick Reed.
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.