According to the Baltimore Sun, Michael Phelps has landed the December cover of Golf Digest.
Golf seems to be top of mind for Phelps everywhere he goes.
On his trip to Rio, Brazil, Phelps visited the Olympic Center in Complexo do Almeao, in the center of a group of shantytowns that were still embroiled in drug-trafficking and gangs as recently as 2010. Phelps was there courtesy of VISA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to promote the 2016 Olympic Games. During the press conference he joked that he wouldn’t be swimming competitively in Rio, but he might be back as a golfer.
Phelps is joking, isn’t he? Maybe not. Never underestimate the drive of a man who has won 22 Olympic medals, and who can sink a 159 foot putt. See video of the putt here. Golf Digest even said it may be the “longest” (most epic) putt in television history.
In Rio, Phelps did add that coming back to the 2016 Games as a golfer was ”very unlikely.” (Interestingly, Golf is returning to the Olympic stage in Rio after being exiled from the Games for over 110 years. Golf was featured in the official program in 1900 and 1904.)