Golden In the Pool and Out, Michael Phelps Hits A Hole in 1 on the Links

Some swimmers excel in the pool but not on dry land, while others are athletes through and through. Unsurprisingly, the GOAT Michael Phelps seems to fit into the latter category.

Phelps, who lives in Arizona, which is the 2nd most popular state for golf according to golf.com, achieved a rare feat among even the most dedicated golfers this week: a hole in one.

Though Phelps seemed pleased with his result, his wife Nicole was ecstatic. MP, meanwhile, simply shrugs and says, “Number two.”

Phelps presumably nailed this shot with his custom-made golf clubs, which showcase 28 stars on each club, representing the 28 medals he has won in Olympic competition. Phelps once also sank a 159-foot putt, possibly the longest-ever on live television, at the 2012 Dunhill Links Pro Am Championship in Scotland.

Following his first retirement from swimming at the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympic Games, where Phelps won 4 gold and 2 silver medals, the Baltimore Bullet delved deeper into the world of golf, a sport he had long enjoyed but never prioritized over swimming. Finally, in 2013, Phelps was able to flip the script and focus on golf, even being the subject of Golf Channel reality series The Haney Project.

Of course, Phelps would come back to the pool and officially retire from swimming after the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he claimed another 5 gold and 1 silver medals, bringing his career total to 28 Olympic medals, 23 of which are gold.

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NB1
2 months ago

why did he move to the Arizonas?

Last edited 2 months ago by NB1
Admin
Reply to  NB1
2 months ago

Because his coach Bob Bowman took the Arizona State job. Now he’s built a community there (Bob is like a surrogate grandfather for his kids), and they’re fairly close to Nicole’s home in Southern California, and I assume that’s why they’ve stayed.

NB1
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

well, they must like 105 degree temperatures

Admin
Reply to  NB1
2 months ago

Everyone has their preferences. I wouldn’t live there, but a whole heck of a lot of people do so 🤷🏽‍♂️

cynthia curran
Reply to  NB1
2 months ago

Hey, it can get 105 in the inland empire in California. Palm Springs for example. Sp. why picked on Arizona. Virgin Galactic is opening up a factory in Mesa.

cynthia curran
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

Its growing a lot faster than California which is overpriced. In fact Virgin Galactic is opening up a factory in Mesa Arizona near Phoenix. In fact California fastest growing place, the inland empire can also reach over a 100 Palm Springs. This is why I stay in Arizona and not overprices Orange County or LA.

2Fat4Speed
2 months ago

Put on a dang collared shirt!

Big Kicker
Reply to  2Fat4Speed
2 months ago

The man is used to wearing a speedo. Give him time, he’s adjusting.

Kyle Sockwell
Reply to  2Fat4Speed
2 months ago

Being the greatest Olympian of all-time grants you certain privileges…

IE: Wearing athletic fit clothing while playing golf in July in Arizona at a CC that likely uses having you as a member for publicity

Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

Apparently, he videotapes every one of his tee-offs on the very, very off chance he hits a hole in one instead of the water.

Texan
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

If you watch the video. It isn’t of the shot. It’s his wife pulling up to the flagstick where the ball is in the hole. Slow new day maybe, but he wasn’t filming every shot.

Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

What’s his handicap?

woods
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

his handicap is listed as an 8.1. Looks like he belongs to Firerock CC, Paradise Valley CC, and Silverleaf CC. His last 5 rounds were 85, 83, 82, 84, and 88.

OldNotDead
2 months ago

slow news day it seems

FST
Reply to  OldNotDead
2 months ago

I was thinking the same thing… do we really need to suffer through MP’s amateur golf stuff?

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  FST
2 months ago

28 stars on his clubs. FFS, move on.

FST
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

He’s the greatest swimmer of all time. No question. And he can spam his own IG with his golf pursuits all day long. But this is not swimming news… but I guess it’s swam news, so I’ll shut up now 😉

Last edited 2 months ago by FST
Mr Piano
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

Haters gonna hate

hillbilly
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

I don’t think someone simply moves on from being the best ever and winning 28 gold medals. Kick rocks jealous baby.

Emily Se-Bom Lee
Reply to  OldNotDead
2 months ago

at least we haven’t got like fifty 10 second clips of a ryan lochte interview clogging up the feed

SuperSwimmer 2000
Reply to  OldNotDead
2 months ago

Slow news day? What? Didn’t you hear Brendan Burns and Anna Peplowski had some best times at a meet at Purdue? Phelpsy here just doing his best to stay relevant in light of that news.

Lighten up!

Pineapple
2 months ago

 Phelps once also sank a 159-foot putt, possibly the longest-ever on live television – Ian Poulter just sank a 160 foot putt for eagle at the Open. Sources say this is due to the SwimSwam curse, as Phelps held the record for 10 years only for it to go down by a single foot mere minutes after this article is posted.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Pineapple
2 months ago

Nearly the length of a 50 meter pool

Meathead
2 months ago

For Having a ton of free time the dude is an average golfer at best.

Still think he could make a national team w 2 years prep

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Meathead
2 months ago

Zero chance. Do you have any idea how good those guys are? Attend one round of any event and try to watch the ball. The caliber of play in professional golf is higher than the level of virtually any activity on the planet. That’s why elite athletes from other sports are in awe of the top golfers. Michael Jordan can pull trump in any room he is in, unless that room also includes Tiger Woods. Those stories have been told many times.

Besides, Phelps has the wrong build for professional golf, as does Jordan. Too far from their work.

Blackflag82
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
2 months ago

pretty sure the OP was referring to MP making the national SWIM team with 2 years prep

Meathead
Reply to  Blackflag82
2 months ago

hillbilly
2 months ago

just a goat doing goat things

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