Olympian Michael Phelps Takes On a TV Job -- and a New Sport Businessweek
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, fresh off becoming the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time with 22 medals -- including 18 gold -- will try to stay out of the water when he takes on a new sport: golf.
Businessweek reports that Phelps will star in the Golf Channel reality show "The Haney Project." On the show, Hank Haney -- the former golf coach for Tiger Woods -- will work with Phelps to improve his golf game. The show is taping in September and will air on the Golf Channel in February 2013.
In a statement, Phelps said, “I have traveled the world through swimming, but really haven’t had an opportunity to experience the world through my travels. I want to play all the world’s great golf courses, but I’d like to play them well.”
Previous stars on "The Haney Project" have been Ray Romano, Charles Barkley and singer Adam Levine.