Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps buries 153-foot putt
St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time with 18 swimming gold medals, is slowly making a name for himself in another sport.
This time, Phelps is doing it in a golf course where he recently buried a 153-foot par putt at the 337-yard sixth hole Friday in the second round of team play in the Dunhill Links Championship.
And just like what he did in the swimming pool, Phelps likely set a new record for the longest televised putt ever made, which was 99 feet by broadcaster Terry Wogan at Gleneagles in 1981.
The putt, which took a full 17 seconds to drop, gave the “Baltimore Bullet” a net hole-in-one at the 337-yard sixth and he followed that up with a net eagle at the seventh.
“It was the longest putt I’ve ever had and to see it go in was a pretty cool feeling,” said the 27-year-old Phelps, who was playing with former Ryder Cup member Paul Casey.
As a 16-handicapper, Phelps received a net hole-in-one on the hole for his amazing putt. He followed that up with a net eagle at the seventh.
After the amazing putt, another incident occurred in the 12th hole when a dog named Digby ran onto the green and picked up Casey’s ball.