The Olympic gold medalist is playing at St. Andrews in Scotland this week and drained an estimated 153-foot putt during the second round of the Dunhill Links Championship on Friday. That was just Phelps’ second shot on the par-4 sixth hole, and it was by far the best putt of his golfing career.
“That was the longest putt I’ve ever holed,” Phelps said according to the Associated Press. “It was pretty incredible, watching it dive in was a pretty cool feeling. So to be able to have a net hole-in-one was pretty special.”
Phelps is a 16 handicap at golf, but that number may be dropping. He said during the Olympics that he planned to play a lot of golf in retirement, and it looks like he has some skills he can develop. Maybe he can also work on picking up his sagging pants in the back.