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

  19 Braden Keith | October 05th, 2012 | News

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

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

Mark Rauterkus

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

What’s up with that?


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