A great fan of golf (as well as soccer, being a Real Madrid CF fan), Rafael Nadal closed his participation in the Absolute Balearic Golf Championship in fourth place. The Spaniard closed his second round with two strokes over par (74), after the par obtained on the first Saturday (72), but he had also been in command for a long time after an excellent eagle on the tenth hole (closed, therefore, with two hits less than expected).
Then, a series of errors between the 12th and the 15th, with four bogeys (one hit above) in a row, and another bogey in the 17th. But Nadal's test certainly represented the biggest surprise of the review. Great champion on clay, grass and hard-courts, the 34-year-old from Manacor has also shown his talent on golf courses, a sport that has become more of a passion for him.
Renato Paratore wins the British Masters!
Renato Paratore, amazing from the first to the 72nd hole, triumphs at the British Masters in Newcastle - upon-tyne, before the six stages of Uk Swing. A race behind closed doors won by the 23 yeas-old Italian in a naturally unusual climate, few applause but of the people who count, those players who have already conquered so much on the tour and who know what it means to reach this milestone.
Gold medalist at the youth Olympics and already protagonist in 2017 at the Nordea Masters, the young Renato returns to be the protagonist on the European tour leaving the Danish Rasmus Hojgaard with three detachments. A success that earns him a hundred positions in the world ranking and that makes him climb to the top ten in the special Race to Dubai ranking.
Renato Paratore's name alongside those of other greats who have made the history of the British Masters: from Westwood to Woosnam. Four impeccable days for Paratore who only ran into a couple of mistakes on the last 18 holes.
A well-deserved success resulting from a great technical effort and the winning choice to move to Dubai to improve one's golf together with the pro and friend Guido Migliozzi, at the end of the 60th this weekend. But Renato Paratore's goals for this just restarted season are many.
From the short-term one to play the Us Open in New Yok in September to the decidedly more ambitious one to become the number one in the Race to Dubai. in the footsteps of a great Italian player like Francesco Molinari.