Alps Tour, all against Jacopo Vecchi Fossa
Another harvest of statistics to come will appear on the European Challenge Tour in 2022 after graduating from the Alps Tour, notably the winner of the Order of Merit Jacopo Vecchi Fossa.
Tour of the Alps, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa
The Italian won twice on the Alps Tour in 2021, first in April at the Abruzzo Alps Open where he won with three strokes, before triumphing again in the penultimate event of the season at the Golf Nazionale Alps Open in October, securing a victory stroke to successfully defend the title he won in 2020.
The 27-year-old, who is no stranger to the Route de Mallorca having already played it 40 times on the Challenge Tour, also finished six more in the top ten on the European Tour by winning the Order of Merit in over 5,000 points.
Another two-time winner, Scotsman Ryan Lumsden, secured his Challenge Tour privilege by finishing second behind Vecchi Fossa on the Order of Merit. The 25-year-old won his first start of the season at Mira Golf Exp.
Acaya Open and Las Castillas Alps, before following that up with a second and fourth place in his next two starts. Spaniard Angel Hidalgo would have secured third place, but he got automatic promotion – and category improvement by winning the VcG-powered Big Green Egg German Challenge in September.
Hidalgo’s compatriot, Victor Garcia Broto, took third place among the graduates, followed by the French duo Paul Elissadle and Paul Margolis. Margolis, who is only 22, has played all season as an amateur and won once – at the Mira Live the Soul Open.
He finished in the top ten three times before turning pro at the end of the season. A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to train them to success and accompany them through difficult times.
This is what seems to have undertaken Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics (also in the name of friendship). A great enthusiast of golf, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems like Jon Rahm, number one in the world rankings, 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 all-time greatest Olympian with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but i can say 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, 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 around me. He is also a great amateur of golf and having it 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 in the Pga Tour Play-Offs starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.