Michael Phelps tries different strokes on the Golf Channel

According to The Hollywood Reporter, twenty-two time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is now looking to compete in a different realm as he appears on the Golf Channel's "The Haney Project."

Michael Phelps

"As I enter this next chapter of my life, I think I will be able to shift my competitveness to anything I put my mind to," Phelps said in a statement. "And golf is one of the things I want to focus on... I want to play all the world's great golf couses, but I'd like to play them well."

The 27-year-old retired swimmer is the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning 22 medals total after the recent London games. He also used a $1 million bonus from the Speedo company to set up his Michael Phelps Foundation after the 2008 games, held in Beijing, China.

Hank Haney, Tiger Wood's former coach, hosts the show, which follows around a celebrity over the course of a season in which the celebrity takes on some of the greatest courses in the world.

Charles Barkley, Ray Romano and Adam Levine have also appeared on past seasons of the Golf Channel series. The fifth season of The Haney Project is slated to begin production in September.

- Michael Phelps
- The Haney Project

Written by: KurtK26
Aug 12th, 2012, 10:15 am

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