Michael Phelps Becomes Golf God and Drops Epic 50-Yard Putt at Dunhill Links

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 5, 2012

KINGSBARNS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 05:  Michael Phelps reacts after putting on the nineth green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links on October 5, 2012 in Kingsbarns, Scotland.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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Michael Phelps takes to golf like an Olympic swimmer to water. 

The man who collected gold medals like pogs was back competing and conquering, only he was doing it like a true retiree—on the golf course. 

Somehow, some way, Michael Phelps managed to make putting look amazing. He was at Dunhill Links and dropped a putt from 150-feet out. 

Here is the video with complimentary commentary from golf analysts who have apparently seen this happen 15 times since breakfast.

We really could have used Gus Johnson on this call. 

Somewhere Ryan Lochte is missing a three-foot putt. 

The Daily Mail has more on this putting perfection. 

The American holed a monster putt from over 50 yards in the Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns in Scotland on Friday, proving his sporting prowess extends onto dry land as well.

Phelps is playing with former Ryder Cup player Paul Casey and his brilliant putt, which took a full 17 seconds to drop, probably even made his decorated partner jealous.

As you can see from the pictures and video, Phelps was not expecting to hit this long-range putt, and his enthusiasm is refreshing. 

However, we have to think this is fairly painful for guys who have spent their entire lives dedicated to solely not missing putts. 

Yet here comes this Jack of all trades and drops magic on the links. 

The 27-year-old was playing with a 16-handicap, so that means the shot you just watched was a net hole-in-one, according to the report. 

Phelps does everything we normal people do, but he just does them better. 


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