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Video: Did Michael Phelps make the longest putt ever?

October 05, 2012

Michael Phelps may just be getting serious about golf, but he's already created a highlight that most players will never match. Playing in the Dunhill Links at Kingsbarns in Scotland, the most-decorated Olympian of all time drained a putt the length of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Here's proof:

The only thing that makes the putt -- estimated at 159 feet on the par-4, 337-yard sixth hole -- better is the fact that it was caught on tape with commentators marveling at it. "Pros would die to get that judgement of distance!"

Phelps, who attended his first Ryder Cup last week, was equally excited. Shortly after making the improbable putt, he tweeted "First ever net hole in one!!!! Weeeeee." Let's just call it an eagle, shall we?

It was all part of a wild day for Phelps' group. Earlier in the round, pro partner Paul Casey had a dog pick up his ball off the green and run away with it as he was sizing up an eagle putt on the third hole.

So where does this putt rank? As an accomplishment, it obviously pales in comparison to his 18 shiny gold medals, but it may just be the longest putt ever televised. Who said this guy was done breaking records?