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

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 19

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

bobo gigi

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.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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