Collin Morikawa was named Golfer of the Month for November after winning the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and being crowned number one in Europe. The reigning Open champion had his destiny in hand with a victory in the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates which guaranteed him to become the first American to win the Race to Dubai.
Three regular rounds of play left the 24-year-old three shots behind four-time major tournament winner Rory McIlroy on Sunday morning, but a final round of 66 without a bogey saw him secure the Dubai double and to claim his first victory in the Rolex Series in the United Arab Emirates.
Collin Morikawa, prix
Dane JB Hansen is second in the vote after winning the AVIV Championship in Dubai. The Dane started with a stunning 63 and never looked back, only falling behind once in the whole week, and achieved a bogey-less 68 on Sunday to give himself a one-stroke victory at 24 below par in what has been a week of low scoring in Dubai.
Thomas Pieters won his fifth circuit title during the Portugal Masters at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course. The Belgian started off slowly on Sunday with a bogey on the first hole before hitting an eagle on the par-five of the fifth hole and winning by two strokes.
A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to train them to success and support them through difficult times. That’s what seems to have done (also in the name of friendship) Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympic Games.
A big fan of golf, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, world number one, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, returns 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 laps up his sleeve. I will not 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 Baltimore Shark”, important words also came from Spieth, now 12 / o in the world rankings. “The mental aspect is something I’ve been working on a lot with him lately.
I am really lucky to have him by my side. In addition, he is a great lover of golf and to have it now more and more in our world is an added value. This is the opinion of Spieth who played yesterday, alongside Phelps, the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second round of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour which begins today at Owing Mills (USA), in the Maryland.