Francesco Laporta from third to second place
In the United Arab Emirates, Francesco Laporta continues to chain blows and pieces. The Puglia golfer moved from third to second place in the Ras Al Khaimah Classic – the DP World Tour 2022 tournament – thanks to a partial of 69 (-3) out of a total of 135 (66 69, -9).
Halfway through the race, the 31-year-old from Castellana Grotte (Bari) is still three shots from the top still occupied by New Zealander Ryan Fox, in the lead with 132 (63 69, -12). In the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, Laporta started from hole 10 and, in the front nine, he birdied with a bogey.
Francesco Laporta, statements
Then, in the second, he signed two other birdies, with a bogey and an eagle at 3 (by 5), the second of his tournament. “I’m playing pretty well and I hope to continue like that in the final laps as well.
The short game works better, as far as the long game is concerned, there is room for improvement.” These are, at the end of the second round, the statements of Laporta. On the course of the GC of Al Hamra (by 72) , Laporta shares second place with the Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal, with the Australian Jason Scrivener and with the South Africans Justin Harding, Zander Lombard and Oliver Bekker, with the latter protagonist of a feat that has seen him climb 102 positions to set a new field record with a 62 (-10) with an eagle, nine birdies and a bogey.
At the age of 41, the Turinese Edoardo Molinari grabbed 37 positions, going from 67/o to 30/o with 138 (71 67, -6). The Brescia player Nino Bertasio, 65/o with 141 (72 69, -3) also enters the final phase of the tournament (with the last useful score).
While they came out in the cut: the Roman Andrea Pavan, 77/o with 142 (72 70, -2), the Florentine Lorenzo Gagli, 89/o with 143 (74 69, -1), the Capitoline Renato Paratore, 103 / o with 145 (71 74, +1), and Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza (best blue in the world ranking), 119 / o with 147 (73 74, +3) and still in difficulty (he is in the third elimination in four games in 2022).
He is one of the most successful sportsmen of all time, as well as one of the richest in the world. In terms of firsts, Tiger Woods is still present: 15 major tournaments won, 110 professional tournaments, the most successful golfer in the history of the sport.
Statistics that explain why he managed to stay at the top of the world rankings for 683 weeks (including 281 consecutive) and especially because in 2014 he became the first athlete in the world to have crossed the billion dollar mark.
Astronomical figure which also justifies the fact that Tiger Woods can afford a yacht like the Privacy, a real fairy tale boat. And obviously, we’re talking about something that was expensive. If you imagine a luxury yacht and some comfort on board, then Privacy has it.
48 meters long, with a total area of 600 square meters, this yacht was purchased by the golfer in 2004. Equipped with five cabins that can accommodate a total of ten people, it also has four quarters for nine crew members .
Tiger Woods usually calls it “my dinghy” even though everything looks like a dinghy: with a cruising speed of 18 knots, it also has an onboard gym where the golfer continues to train. Woods, in fact, prefers to stay on this yacht during tournaments held in New York.
With cherry wood interiors, Privacy also boasts a three-person elevator, a huge jacuzzi, big enough to seat eight, and the inevitable cinema room and bar area. The little extra of this mega yacht is provided by the area that Tiger Woods wanted dedicated to scuba diving: this also explains the presence of an (inflatable) decompression chamber and an area dedicated to filling bottles. ‘oxygen.
The luxury is also complemented by three jet skis and two scooters for short shore excursions. Obviously, all this has a price: privacy costs 17 million euros and its annual maintenance amounts to 1.7 million euros.