Michael Phelps is indeed headed to reality TV. But far from Dancing With the Stars, the swimmer’s latest project is the Golf Channel’s The Haney Project, where he’ll be featured as a student learning from Tiger Woods’ former coach Hank Haney. In a statment, Phelps said, “I have traveled the world through swimming, but really haven’t had an opportunity to experience the world through my travels. 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. 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.” He added, “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.”The Haney Project has previously featured Adam Levine, Ray Romano, and Charles Barkley.
<> on August 4, 2012 in London, England.