Jason Kokrak, third success on the Pga Tour

Jason Kokrak, third success on the Pga Tour

The Houston Open of golf goes to Jason Kokrak who in Texas sets the trio of successes on the PGA Tour. With a final round closed in 65 (-5) out of a total of 270 (68 71 66 65, -10) strokes, the American in Houston won the derby with Kevin Tway and Scottie Scheffler (alone in the lead at the end of the third round), both second with 272 (-8).

Fourth place with 273 (-7) for Kramer Hickok, fifth with 274 (-6) for Joel Dahmen and Martin Trainer.

Jason Kokrak, Houston Open

In Houston, the leaderboard spoke exclusively American. But to celebrate was the 36-year-old born in North Bay (Ontario, Canada) who celebrated the feat in his 260th appearance on the top American circuit, the eighth in this tournament.

An exploit that allowed him to climb from 29th to 22nd position in the world ranking and from 188th to seventh in the FedEx Cup. For him also a check for $ 1,350,000 against a total prize pool of 7,500,000. With Kokrak who returned to exult six months after the last time (in May he made him the Charles Schwab Challenge).

Nothing to do for Scheffler, forced to postpone once again the appointment with the victory. At the Memorial Park Golf Course (par 70) the last act of the Houston Open gave a show with Matthew Wolff, 11 / or with 276 (-4), who made his first career “hole in one” on the PGA Tour.

With a feat arrived at hole 9 (par 3) from a distance of 187 yards. 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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