Women’s golf is about to make a comeback. From January 20 to 23 in Orlando, Florida, the first tournament of the Lpga Tour of 2022 will take place. Many of the best projections in the world will participate in the Tournament of Champions, starting with Nelly Korda, queen of women’s green and gold medalist at the Tokyo Games.
With her will be her sister Jessica, who will defend the title. And again: other great performers in the discipline like Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and Michelle Wie.
Nelly Korda, Tournament of Champions
The stars of the LPGA Tour will be joined on the field by fifty celebrities including former American tennis player Mardy Fish, former American footballer Marcus Allen.
Without forgetting John Smoltz and Annika Sorenstam, legend of women’s golf. The celebrities will therefore participate in a race with a modified Stableford formula. A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to lead them to success and support them in difficult times.
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 like 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 astonish.
“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian ever with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he helped me a lot in the last period.
These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the shark of Baltimore’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12/o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve been working on a lot with him lately.
I’m really lucky to have him around. Moreover, he is 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, disputed the Pro- Am of the BMW Championship, the second round of the Pga Tour Play-Offs begins today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.