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Michael Phelps Books First Post Olympics Reality TV Gig!

Michael Phelps Books First Post Olympics Reality TV Gig!

Michael Phelps will be following up his record-breaking wins at the 2012 Summer Olympics by tackling a different sport – golf!

The 27-year-old swimmer will be starring on the upcoming fifth season of the Golf Channel’s The Haney Project as the student of Hank Haney, the former coach to Tiger Woods.

“I have traveled the world through swimming, but really haven’t had an opportunity to experience the world through my travels,” Michael said in a statement. “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. 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 see what we can do together on the golf course.”

The entire season will chronicle Michael filling up his pegboard of the greatest golf courses in the world while mastering his skills as a golfer. Former stars of The Haney Project include Adam Levine, Ray Romano, and Charles Barkley.

WILL YOU WATCH Michael Phelps practice his golf game on The Haney Project?

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12 Responses to “Michael Phelps Books First Post Olympics Reality TV Gig!”

  1. 1
    blur Says:

    ugh still with this golf thing, why is he acting like he’s 50. Do something more exciting bb… LIKE TRAIN FOR RIO!!!

  2. 2
    sye Says:

    oh no

  3. 3
    dani Says:

    God forbid he gets a real job.

  4. 4
    L Says:

    @Dani, he has millions of dollars in the bank. Why would he need a “real” job…?

    Anyways, I don’t love golf but I will watch for Michael!
    I hope this means he’s not going to consider DTWS anymore!

  5. 5
    MR Says:

    The best thing would be go back to school and work for NASA.

  6. 6
    Isis Lara Says:

    I thought after the Olympics he would spare the world from seeing his mighty uglyness away from the peeing pool.

  7. 7
    Drea Says:

    No TV show! Reality is going off camera and holding a REAL job like the rest of us!!

  8. 8
    Lauren Says:

    Sounds dull, though most of everything he does outside the pool is.

  9. 9
    Dana Martin Says:

    SOUNDS BORING BUT I WILL PROBABLY WATCH JUST BECAUSE I LIKE HIM.

  10. 10
    Capoeira Moves Says:

    He seems a little too tall to be playing golf o.0

    How to capoeira

  11. 11
    Barb Says:

    Enjoy your new life Michael. You now can do whtever the heck you WANT to do. What a great concept!

    His passion is helping children learn life saving swimming skills.

    WTG !

  12. 12
    Jokergurl Says:

    Amazing athlete, cool guy, humble, but just an amazing athlete, he’s proven himself enough as far as I’m concerned. I hope her can relax and just enjoy his life. I hope he does something with all of his accolades and makes a ton of money! If you’re great at one sport, chances are it’s not too hard to be great at another sport. It’s called a “natural athlete”…

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