Michael Phelps To Appear On " The Haney Project"
Posted on Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:37 PM PDT

mphelps021810_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - After completing his last Olympic games, Michael Phelps plans on taking on another sport: golf. He is going to play golf under coach Hank Haney for The Haney Project, a reality show set to shoot in the fall for the Golf Channel.

The show will air the episodes with Phelps in February 2013, as announced by Phelps and Golf Channel president Mike McCarley on Saturday.

"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."

He goes on to say: “If I have a goal of dropping a certain amount of shots, or working on my short game or putting, those things are going to keep me motivated and fire me up and keep me excited. I want to play all the world's great golf courses, but I'd like to play them well. I'm excited about this project with Golf Channel and I’m looking forward to working with Hank and see what we can do together on the golf course."

Phelps is the latest celebrity to star on The Haney Project. Previous students have included Charles Barkley, Ray Romano, and Adam Levine.

Each episode will star Phelps improving his golf game, ranging from private lessons with Haney or lessons that he can practice independently. The show will also feature other golf experts who will help him on his game, cameos by his famous friends, his mother Debbie Phelps, and his swim coach Bob Bowman.

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