With swimming out of the picture officially now for Michael Phelps, making his 2012 Olympics run his last, the gold medalist now has sights on a new sport.

As an avid golfer, Phelps could take up that sport. According to USA Today, it will, as Phelps will star in the TV show The Haney Project on the Golf Channel.

The show is about Tiger Woods' former golf coach Hank Haney as he helps other celebrities become good at the sport. His previous pupils include Charles Barkley, Ray Romano and Rush Limbaugh.

"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."

With already making the case as the great Olympian all time, Phelps is seriously looking to improve his golf game.

"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 said. "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."

This looks to be fun to watch.

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