Former elite Olympian Michael Phelps is trying to make a splash outside the pool with a new stroke – in golf. This time without confronting water hazards.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, he will be joining popular analyst David Feherty in Chicago for “Feherty Live” on The Golf Channel. The show will be shown live in front of an audience and focus on the upcoming Ryder Cup this weekend at Medinah.
“I’m excited to meet the funniest man in golf,” Phelps said in a press release. “But, knowing David, I have a sneaky suspicion that my conversation with him won’t be anything like the years of poolside interviews I have done.” Feherty, a popular analyst, is known for his engaging personality that is insightful as well as entertaining.
Phelps is the most decorated Olympian since the Games began, garnering 22 medals in individual as well as relay events. He is often called the greatest Olympic athlete of the modern Games.
The Golf Channel plans to feature at least 50 hours of programming to the Ryder Cup, focusing on news, instruction and analysis. NBC Sports will devote more than 60 hours of coverage to the Ryder Cup, 16 hours of weekend action will be covered live.
The retired swimmer is also set to appear as the next student of Hank Haney for “The Haney Project” on The Golf Channel. His debut with Haney is set to air next February. Former celebrities who appeared on Haney’s show include Rush Limbaugh, and Charles Barkley. Haney is Tiger Woods‘ former swing coach. He also wrote a tell-all book about his relationship with Woods earlier this year.
Michael Phelps is known as an intense, focused athlete – great qualities to have in the game of golf.