Agathe Laisne: “I was more stressed before”

The bubble around the cutline at LPGA Q-Series can be a dangerous place. Agathe Laisne started feeling that pressure heading into the second week in Dothan. By the sixth day’s end, Laisne was in a tie for 46th and on the outside looking in. She needed to reset with 36 holes remaining and rebound she did. The Frenchwoman went on to post two consecutive rounds of 69 to finish at -9 and in a tie for 22nd, firmly earning her spot on the LPGA Tour in 2022.

Agathe Laisne, statements

“After nine holes I was 3-under and I feel like, It’s okay. You can relax and take it easy. Don’t make big — like attack too much the pins. Just take it easy. And like even putts, if they’re really speedy, just try to take your two-putt,” said Laisne said of her final round. “I was more stressed the first week I would say. The two last days I was less stressed so I played better, so I guess it’s correlated.”

Laisne doesn’t have too much time to celebrate tonight, as she’s flying off to Spain on Monday for the final stage of the Ladies European Tour Q-School. Flowers Hospital in Dothan provided players and caddies traveling to La Manga Club with free COVID-19 tests, a welcomed gift by competitors like Laisne. With one rookie card already in hand, she’s hoping to recover quickly from Q-Series as she awaits five more rounds this coming week.

“It’s going to be hard physically I think. Mentally also,” said Laisne. “Just reset and try to relax and enjoy and, yeah. That’s it.”

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.

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