Olympic golf awaits the arrival of Rahm as number 1

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They are speculations, but based on real events, to date. The world ranking is the instrument that articulates the basis of the ranking of the 60 players who will be present at the Tokyo Olympic event, carried over to the first week of August 2021. The international Federation has made official that it will maintain its method for visas, although extending the valid tournaments over time, specifically until June 21 of next year, one more week in the case of women.

And the news is that in the current projection from the beginning of the accumulation of points for the Games to the conclusion of the term within fifteen months, it would be Jon Rahm who arrives in Saitama as number 1 on the planet.

The method of establishing the score is one of the fairest known, developed by teams of mathematicians with input from NASA itself. Each tournament establishes a number of points to be distributed based on the quality of the players involved in it. They are added together, but only one hundred percent of their original value is given to the last thirteen results. From the fourteen backwards, 1.1 percent devalued until the previous 91 weeks. This is why there are occasions when position dances occur and a golfer can win positions without having played.

Barrika’s reveals his habit of writing daily: «I have been doing it for a year, it helps me to balance»

With a view to qualifying for the Games, the regulations give direct visas to the fifteen best in this ranking, with a maximum of four per country. After them, until completing the list of 60 golfers, in men and women, they will be running positions by limiting themselves to two per nation. In the current projection these Olympic passports would be received by Rahm (Spain), McIlroy (Ireland), Reed (USA), Thomas (USA), Fleetwood (Great Britain), Im (Korea), Hatton (Great Britain), Scott and Leishman (Australia ), Simpson and DeChambeau (United States), Matsuyama (Japan), Oosthuizen (South Africa), Lowry (Ireland) and Ancer (Mexico). Along with Barrika’s would be Sergio García And illustrious names such as Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods, Schauffele, Bubba Watson or Fowler would be missing, to mention only the American cast. Nor would the medalists in Rio be Justin Rose (gold) and Matt Kuchar (bronze).

In fact, in this case only 12 of the 60 competitors in the Brazilian Games would repeat the Olympic experience: Stenson (silver), Pieters, Grillo, Sergio García, Reed, Weisberger, Gómez, Kaymer, Lee, Fox, Green and Vegas. In any case, it is a projection that must give way to the reality of the competition, with many places separated by a minimum of punctuation, the break that can affect players differently and a highly charged schedule as soon as they are given. free way to compete, which in the American Circuit is still betting because it is in the Colonial of Fort Worth (Texas) on the occasion of the Charles Schwab Challenge from June 11 to 14.

Meanwhile, Jon Rahm discovered yesterday in a meeting promoted by his club supplier, TaylorMade a still unknown facet. “Writing helps me focus and I do it often. Keep a journal, write my thoughts, my feelings, what is happening. It really helps me balance. I’ve been doing it for about a year. People say it could be a little bit more mature or something, be more relaxed on the golf course, and I think I have improved my behavior. And I would say that to a great extent I have achieved this thanks to writing, because it is like a backup copy that I keep in my head ».



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