Michael Phelps Sinks The Most Epic Putt You’ve Ever Seen for Eagle

  19 Braden Keith | October 05th, 2012 | Featured, Lifestyle

On day 2 of the 2012 Dunhill Links Pro Am Championship, Michael Phelps is really warming up. On the par 4 hole number 6, Phelps sunk what the European Tour estimated to be a 159 ft putt for an eagle. For those unfamiliar with the terminology, this is on a professional-grade golf course, and Phelps finished the whole in two fewer shots than what a player is expected to shoot.

This is one of the most amazing putts you will ever see, by a professional or an amateur. Very few golfers will ever even get the opportunity to make a putt that long – this is a particularly large green. After being disappointed with his performance on the first day, that putt put Phelps and his partner Paul Casey, a professional golfer, to 4 under already: a huge improvement off of day 1.

The putt goes over three ridges, and ends up taking almost a 90-degree right turn in total. That was followed by a great Phelps victory dance – a much more lighthearted reaction thanwe see when he similarly wows us in the pool.

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19 Comments on "Michael Phelps Sinks The Most Epic Putt You’ve Ever Seen for Eagle"


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Liliana
3 years 11 months ago

Is this bad news for the sport of swimming (that he’s getting better in golf)? Like, he’s never coming back?

LS
3 years 11 months ago

Lili – possibly!! but damn that was an awesome shot! really happy for him

CMA
3 years 11 months ago

I cannot undestand how did he go for the most boring sport ever. So sad.

joeb
3 years 11 months ago

OUTSTANDING putt but if he has a 26 handicap, you don’t have to worry about him going pro!!

LS
3 years 11 months ago

I read he has a 16 handicap actually. Still not that of a pro golfer though lol

completelyconquered
3 years 11 months ago

Even more boring is sitting at home eating cheetos at your computer posting comments on the internet.

3 years 11 months ago

Good one! Whatta zinger! A regular bucket of chuckles, you are!

thief
3 years 11 months ago

What, is he wrong? That was truly a SICK burn.

completelyconquered
3 years 11 months ago

LOL! Thanks! I don’t know why you’re replying to me though!

bobo gigi
3 years 11 months ago

I’m sure I will meet with a lot of criticism and insults from american fans but in my view baseball is by far more boring than golf. However I have tried to like it but it’s impossible. It’s very repetitive. But I can talk about soccer too. I think 90% of soccer matches are uninteresting and very boring. It’s just my opinion.

bobo gigi
3 years 11 months ago

Shot of the year? Congrats to Michael! A legend is still a legend.

Jean Michel
3 years 11 months ago

Great guy , what ever are the comments above ! which means , when u feel the groove for
something , magic happens .

Eve
3 years 11 months ago

I am bursting with pride (even though I am not into golf although when Bubba Watson did that crazy shot and won the masters that was boss)

Opinionated
3 years 11 months ago

How freaking cool was that!!!

3 years 11 months ago

Pretty nuts, hitting a putt that long has gotta be rarer than a hole-in-one. (Though, both involve a hell of a lot of shit luck.)

3 years 11 months ago

Absolutely amazing! And very funny. Though I’m a little concerned he is peaking too early. Still needs work om his periodisation. With golf back on the Olympic roster, will we see him in Rio after all? Else we introduce aquagolfathon in 2020.

Mark Rauterkus
3 years 11 months ago

Great shot and a 2 stroke penalty. The putt needs to happen with the flag / pin removed.

What’s up with that?

rules
3 years 11 months ago

He must have been ruled to have been off the green from where he putted, so stick can stay in without penalty.

Brian M
3 years 11 months ago

If you watch the video again, you can clearly see that he is putting from the fringe, therefore no penalty.

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