The elimination of Sergio Garcia, the comeback show of Will Zalatoris who flies in the lead along with Nick Watney and Sahith Theegala. In Jackson (USA), Mississippi, these are the verdicts at the end of the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship, a tournament of the PGA Tour which, in the middle of the race, loses the most anticipated protagonist: Garcia.
Sergio Garcia, Sanderson Farms Championship
The Spaniard, defending champion, after the one in the Wisconsin Ryder Cup remedies a new disappointment and fails, with a score of 140 (-4), to overcome the cut. On the course of the Country Club of Jackson (par 72) the American Zalatoris (second last April at The Masters and best rookie on the top US circuit in the 2020-2021 season) climbs from 50th position and, with a partial bogey free closed in 61 (-11) out of a total of 131 (70 61, -13) he reaches in the lead, together with Watney, his compatriot Theegala (alone at the top after 18 holes).
Short ranking and great balance in Mississippi where the leaderboard speaks American. They are in fact in fourth position, one stroke from the leaders and with 132 (-12), Cameron Young and Hayden Buckley. 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.