Michael Phelps Named Participant At 2016 Ryder Cup Celebrity Match

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The PGA of America has announced their celebrity line-up for the 2016 Ryder Cup, which starts next week, with Michael Phelps being named to the celebrity list.

Phelps will be joined by actor Billy Murray, celebrity chef Todd English, former NHL player Jeremy Roenick, musician Huey Lewis, and more in a 9-hole scramble to kick-off the week of festivities before the Ryder Cup matches begin.

The Celebrity Match is slated to take place at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota on Tuesday, September 27th. Hazeltine National Golf Club will also play host to the 41st Ryder Cup competition with competition beginning that Thursday.

The Ryder Cup Celebrity Match features celebrities from both the United States and Europe before the three days of competition ensue between the 12-member teams of the United States and Europe.

Phelps first began dabbling in golf after the 2012 London Olympic Games as a way to challenge himself when he announced his retirement. While Phelps did not remain retired, making comebacks to the sport in both 2014 and 2015, his passion for golf remained the same. In 2013 he was featured in Golf Digest in an article by Hank Haney about Phelps’ quick improvement in the sport of golf.

The Celebrity Match starts at 2 p.m. CST on Tuesday, September 27th.

Read more about the list of celebrity golfers and the Ryder Cup Celebrity Match here

 

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5 years ago

David

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Chuck Kroll
5 years ago

Phelps was also on Haney’s celebrity golf show for a season back in the summer of ’13.
On it he sunk an over 150 foot putt.
Check it out on YouTube!

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5 years ago

Gayle Swanson ?

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5 years ago
Reply to  Rebecca Brewer

I will hunt him down for you!! xx

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5 years ago

Jessica Jaeger so braun und zerzaust gefällt er mir ?

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5 years ago
Reply to  Robin Höhne

Warum ist er denn braun? ?

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5 years ago
Reply to  Robin Höhne

Vllt war er im Urlaub? Frag ihn doch mal im nächsten Traum ?

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5 years ago
Reply to  Robin Höhne

Mach ich 😀 vielleicht gibt es was neues in der lunchbox

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5 years ago
Reply to  Robin Höhne

Vllt ? find das mal raus ?

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5 years ago

Swing by Minnetonka Swim Club and say hello to the team!!

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5 years ago

We love Michael Phelps. God Bless you!

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5 years ago

He should train with the new leaders coach