The Dp World Tour, a new golf circuit that replaces the European Tour, starts in South Africa with the Joburg Open. In Johannesburg, from 25 to 28 November, four Azzurri will be competing: Renato Paratore, Lorenzo Gagli, Matteo Manassero and Lorenzo Scalise. The Dp World Tour 2022 season opens on the Randpark Gc route. Up for grabs, for the best three classified (not already qualified), the pass to play the 150th edition of The Open (14-17 July in Scotland), the The oldest major in men’s golf. Immediately a good opportunity for the Italians on the pitch.
Dp World Tour, protagonists
Paratore, after a fluctuating year on the European Tour (with two Top 10s and four others close to), is certainly the most awaited one. With him also Manassero, protagonist of a growing season on the Challenge Tour that allowed him to enter the top 45 of the second European circuit and to recently play the Grand Final in Mallorca, Spain. The underdogs are all on the side of some of the many South Africans on the field such as, among others, Dylan Frittelli (a reality of the Pga Tour where he also won a title), Dean Burmester Justin Harding, Daniel Van Tonder, Brandon Stone, George Coetzee and Wilco Nienaber (second in 2020). On the other hand, the Danish Joachim Brandt Hansen will be missing, who two weeks ago in the United Arab Emirates beat the Dubai Championship (penultimate tournament of the European Tour 2021), and in the sprint, the Apulian Francesco Laporta.
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.