Phelps: 18 Holes After 18 Golds
Aug 11, 2012 - Craig Lord
Michael Phelps is teaming up with Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney for a golf reality show. Retired from the pool for a week after taking his Olympic medals tally to 18 gold in 22 overall in London, the Baltimore native will feature on the Golf Channel's "Haney Project", which will start filming next month.
"As I enter this next chapter of my life, I think I will be able to shift my competitiveness to anything I put my mind to and golf is one of the things I want to focus on," Phelps, 27. "If I have a goal of dropping a certain amount of shots, or working on my short game or putting, those things are going to keep me motivated and fire me up and keep me excited. I want to play all the world's great golf courses, but I'd like to play them well.
"I'm excited about this project with Golf Channel and I'm looking forward to working with Hank and to see what we can do together on the golf course," said Phelps, who won four golds and two silver medals at London 2012.
Haney, who helped former world number one Woods win 31 PGA Tour events and six major championships, has also worked with former NBA All-Star Charles Barkley, actor Ray Romano and singer Adam Levine.
The golf programme will also feature scenes with the swimmer's mother, Debbie Phelps, and coach Bob Bowman. It will be screened in February next year.