All that work with noted golf instructor Hank Haney on the driving range appears to be paying off for Michael Phelps. The Olympic golf medalist, who's going to be on the "Haney Project" in 2013, is already making strides on golf's biggest stage, after he holed a 153-foot putt at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Playing at Kingsbarn on Friday, Phelps decided to use his putter from just off the green in an attempt to cozy his ball up near the hole for an impressive two-putt. But instead of just getting it close, Phelps holed the putt, threw his arms in the air, and delivered a Tiger-esque fist pump to celebrate the moment.
The putt obviously pales in comparison to the 18 Olympic gold medals and countless records he set in the pool, but get this: Phelps may have set a record for the longest televised putt in golf history.
According to the Daily Mail, Phelps bested the previous record set by broadcaster Terry Wogan, who holed a 99-foot putt at Gleneagles in 1981. He's only been playing the sport seriously for a couple months and already he's setting records on the course.
If the sight of Phelps holing a 153-footer wasn't crazy enough, it just so happens that he was paired with Paul Casey, who watched as a dog stole his ball on the 12th green at Kingsbarn. I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is the first time in golf history that a ball stealing dog and a record-setting putt occurred in the same group.
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