With London Olympics Over, Michael Phelps Inks Deal With The Golf Channel

With the London Olympics over, Michael Phelps is making his next big move: golf.

Fresh from ending his career with a record-breaking 22 medals, Phelps announced he would be teaming up with golf pro Hank Haney, the former swing coach for Tiger Woods.

Phelps will do a turn on Golf Channel’s ‘The Haney Project,” where Haney will tune up his golf game as he plays the world’s best golf courses.

“The Haney Project” has also featured Ray Romano, Charles Barkley and radio host Rush Limbaugh.

”I have traveled the world through swimming, but really haven’t had an opportunity to experience the world through my travels,” Phelps told the Associated Press. ”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.”

Haney says he has his work cut out for him.

”He wants to win his club championship,” Haney told AP. ‘It will take him a little while, but he should improve really fast. Michael has got such long arms. But it’s funny, because whenever anyone makes a comment that a guy has got a lot of potential, they’re always talking about one thing – he hits it a long way. The translation is he hits it everywhere.”

Haney said the eight-part series will begin production next month.

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