In Dubai, a double bogey on hole 18 (the last of the day, a par 5) costs dearly to Rory McIlroy who loses the leadership of the DP World Tour Championship and slips to fourth place with a score of 135 (-9). In the United Arab Emirates, halfway through the race, with a total of 134 (-10), Irish Shane Lowry, American John Catlin and English Sam Horsfield lead the standings. At the Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course, par 72) disappointing performance for the two Azzurri in the competition. The Apulian Francesco Laporta lost ground going from 32 / o to 46 / o place with 145 (71 74, +1), thanks to a lap above the par closed in 74 (+2) with four bogeys and two birdies. Another step back for Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza, from 40 / o to 49 / o with 146 (73 73, +2).
Rory McIlroy, DP World Tour Championship
In the last tournament of the European Tour 2021, Collin Morikawa (6 / o with 136, -8) is getting closer and closer to being crowned the best player of the year on the circuit. The American (second in the world ranking and leader of the Race to Dubai, the Eurotour order of merit) is taking advantage of his compatriot Billy Horschel (second in the “money list”), only 43 / o with 144 (par) in the DP World Tour Championship.
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.