Now that he’s retired, Michael Phelps has a lot of free time on his hands. Time to travel. Time to watch the Ravens miss out on the playoffs. Time to race a great white shark.

And time to golf. Always time to golf.


The Olympic record-holder, aspiring scratch golfer and Paradise Valley, Ariz., resident will make his latest competitive appearance later this month, when he competes in the Jan. 31 Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.

Joining him will be Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, Baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, Olympic gold-medal skier Bode Miller, former NFL running back Tim Brown and Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Charles Kelley.

Phelps has been a regular at pro-ams since 2012, when he sank one of the longest putts you’ll ever see.

Then there was last year’s Phoenix Open pro-am, where he shanked a couple of drives at the 16th hole while none other than Jordan Spieth filmed the shots on Phelps’ cellphone.

It goes without saying that the only Phelps with a better life than Michael’s is Boomer.

Jordan Spieth leans on Michael Phelps to help with mental approach 

If Jordan Spieth needs some help with the mental aspect of his game during this pressure-packed week of golf, he knows exactly where to turn. Michael Phelps is right there for him.

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