Spanish golfer Jon Rahm celebrates 26 weeks as world number 1 but his leadership is now faltering due to Collin Morikawa’s show successes. Thanks to the exploit at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (last act of the European Tour 2021), the Californian became the first American to win the order of merit of the circuit and, with a total of 9.0238 points, has now approached the world throne still occupied by Rahm with 9.8468.
Jon Rahm, the ranking
Small variations in the Top 10 of the world ranking where the Norwegian Viktor Hovland passes to the ninth place (5.8096) relegating the South African Louis Oosthuizen (5.7951) to the tenth. An important step forward for the American Talor Gooch, from 52 / o to 33 / o with 3.0439 after his first career success on the PGA Tour arrived in Georgia (USA) at the RSM Classic. Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza remains in the Top 100, always 95 / o with 1.6126. The Apulian Francesco Laporta lost five positions, from 160 / o to 165 / o with 1.0449. Two are those sold by Francesco Molinari, from 212 / o to 214 / o with 0.8265.
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.