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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Brian M
10 years ago

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

rules
10 years ago

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

Mark Rauterkus
10 years ago

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

What’s up with that?

10 years 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.

Opinionated
10 years ago

How freaking cool was that!!!

Reply to  Opinionated
10 years 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.)

Eve
10 years 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)

Jean Michel
10 years ago

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

bobo gigi
10 years ago

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

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner 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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