1. Arnaus enters the captain’s casting for the first time, Harrington.

From the very moment when someone is officially named captain of the European team, as was the case with Padraig Harrington last January, he exercises as such and already few stitches are given without thread, especially as the Ryder classification year, which in this case begins in two weeks, is approaching, at the BMW Championship in Wentworth.

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That is why it is not a minor matter or a coincidence that Adri Arnaus is going to play alongside Padraig Harrington this week for the first two rounds of the Porsche European Open. Instead, it is a perfectly programmed maneuver. In reality, it has all the logic of the world: the captain establishes a comprehensive list of the names of those players he knows least and who, by projection and results, can become candidates to enter the team. Next, he asks the European circuit to put him next to them in the Thursday and Friday days of the different tournaments in which they coincide, because there are really few better ways to meet a player than sharing 36 holes of competition.

Arnaus enters for the first time in his career in the top 100 world

This year the examples are clear and varied, and even more so when Ryder year comes into play. Harrington, without going any further, played last week in Switzerland on Thursday and Friday alongside Danish-born Lucas Bjerregaard, a consolidated contender for the team, and Scottish-born Robert Macintyre, one of the young promises of European golf, which stormed hard in 2019. This summer he has also played alongside Thomas Pieters, in the Czech Republic, or Tyrrell Hatton, in Ireland, players who can (and should) be part of the team’s base. And in Scotland, Harrington formed on Thursday and Friday with Italian Guido Migliozzi and Swedish Marcus Kinhult, two other young people who have been stepping hard, both winners this year on the European circuit.

  1. The Incredible Return of Tiger Woods, won the masters of August 2019

The most famous golf player returned to champion a major tournament after 11 years. Because of his personal and physical problems, he thought he would never win again. A feat of one of the most typical athletes in history.

In 2008, Tiger Woods won the US Open and won his 14th title at Majors, the most important Golf Championships, and was on track to reach the impressive record of Jack Nicklaus, the biggest winner in the history of these tournaments with 18.

But the life of the most famous golfer in history fell apart a few months later when he suffered a car accident that resulted in several cuts to his face.

The physical effects of the accident were not the most severe consequence since it was later learned that everything had been unleashed by a dispute with his wife, who had learned of his extramarital relations.

In late 2009, Tiger announced his retirement was revealing that he needed to put his life in order and solve his problem of sex addiction. Although in the following years, the American won victories, he was unable to win Majors ‘ titles again. Many attributed their problems to closing the tournaments to their agitated life and drawbacks outside the courts.