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WATCH: Michael Phelps Putts Longest Ever Televised Putt… At 48.5m

GOLFER BONER ALERT: manages to sink a putt from 48.5m away, setting the record for longest ever televised putt…

Oscar Pistorius mentioned this in his interview with Jay Leno, so I decided to find the video. Now not been much of a golfer myself since I’m utterly useless… even I found this pretty frickin astonishing, you’d almost say there was some cgi magic involved here, but there wasn’t…

Michael Phelps, better known for his multitude of Olympic Gold Medals in , you know, the guy that beat at London 2012 :) was playing in the Pro-Am Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrew’s, in last Friday. Whilst putting on the sixth hole on the course, the 24 handicap swimmer potted a long putt, 48.5m from the hole, and true’s bob, it went in…

Don’t believe me… take a look at this…

Pretty impressive, not something I think I’ll ever do in my lifetime… you’ll have to get me on a course first :)

Believe it or not, the previous record was held by  TV and Radio legend, set in 1981 with a shot that was 18m shorter than Phelps’ putt at .