Michael Phelps to hit the green on “The Haney Project”

The most decorated Olympian in history is heading to the Golf Channel series, in which he'll attempt to improve his golf game under the watchful eye of Tiger Woods' former swing coach.
August 13, 2012

Michael Phelps, a 22-time Olympic medalist in swimming, will be featured in the upcoming season of The Haney Project, premiering on The Golf Channel in February of 2013.

The most decorated Olympian in history will travel to the world’s top golf courses with Hank Haney, Tiger Woods’ former swing coach, in the series’ fifth season. Production begins in September.

The network says the season will also showcase Phelps in his own environment with cameos from “famous friends and other experts who check in on him during his journey,” as well as his mother, Debbie Phelps, and longtime swim coach Bob Bowman.

“I have traveled the world through swimming, but really haven’t had an opportunity to experience the world through my travels,” Phelps said. “As I enter this next chapter of my life, I think I will be able to shift my competitiveness to anything I put my mind to and golf is one of the things I want to focus on.

“I want to play all the world’s great golf courses, but I’d like to play them well,” he added. “I’m excited about this project with Golf Channel and I’m looking forward to working with Hank and seeing what we can do together on the golf course.”

The Haney Project has also improved the swings of such celebrity students as Charles Barkley, Adam Levine and Ray Romano in past seasons.


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