Phelps holes monster putt for nett hole-in-one

BERNIE MCGUIRE
Last updated 08:00 06/10/2012
Michael Phelps
Getty Images
MULTI-TALENTED: Michael Phelps sunk a 51-yard putt on the sixth hole at the Dunhill Links Championship.

Relevant offers

Golf

Tim Wilkinson still fifth-best Kiwi after PGA Tour top five and huge rankings leap Donald Trump proposes 3.2km long wall to protect his Irish golf resort from rising seas Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson scores PGA Tour top five after mixed final round in Texas Tim Wilkinson scorches up Byron Nelson leaderboard with round of 63 Lydia Ko climbs LPGA Tour leaderboard with improved second-round showing Kiwi golfer Danny Lee remains in top 10 at halfway point of latest PGA Tour event McIlroy in contention at Irish Open Danny Lee fires seven birdies to share the lead on PGA Tour No panic from Lydia Ko after poor start on return to LPGA Tour Mika Miyazato takes first round lead in the Kingsmill Championship on LPGA Tour

Swim great Michael Phelps upstaged some of golf's finest for one shot when he holed a 51-yard putt for a net hole-in-one during the second round of the Dunhill Links Championship on Friday.

Phelps, who is playing the team event off a handicap of 16, drove the front edge of the green at the par-4 sixth hole at Kingsbarns before sinking his lengthy downhill second-shot putt.

Because the winner of 18 Olympic gold medals had a stroke on the hole, he signed for a 'one' on his scorecard.

"That was the longest putt I've ever holed," he said.

"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.

"Even without that, this trip would have been very special, just having the opportunity to come over here and play amongst some of these players has been absolutely incredible."

Phelps proceeded to record a net eagle 'two' at the next for he and professional partner, Paul Casey, to eventually move to 9-under par overall.

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee and his amateur partner, Hugh Courtney Jr, head the team format on 21 under.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

If she is able to, when do you expect Lydia Ko to win her first major?

Next year, she's so close

She's still working towards it, within three years

It may be longer than we think, within five years

The expectation might be too much, maybe never

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content