‘Very involved in mental health’: Former world number one credits Michael Phelps for being a crucial part of the sport of golf

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps is arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time. With 28 Olympic medals to his credit, he is the most decorated Olympian of all time. Lately, after his retirement, his interest has shifted to golf. Americans his return to the Rio Olympics after reaching the lowest phase of his life has motivated many people.

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Phelps’ incredible comeback showed the world that it is certainly possible to overcome adversity, even under public scrutiny. Recently, he teamed up with former world number one golfer Jordan Spieth and CEO of Under Armor in a pro-am event at the BMW Championships.

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Michael Phelps inspires this legendary golfer

Phelps has revealed his underlying love for golf in several interviews. The former Olympic gold medalist plays golf very often and participates in several events at the invitation of celebrities. After retiring from swimming, Phelps maintained her competitive spirit through golf.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA. FEBRUARY 09. Also, swimmer Michael Phelps plays his shot from the 17th tee. As well as during the pro-am before the WM Phoenix Open. At TPC Scottsdale on February 09, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

When Jordan Spieth and Phelps have teamed up for the an event, Jordan revealed that Phelps is an asset on the golf course. Phelps’ advocacy for mental health inspired Jordan as well as his contemporaries. Spieth said: “He is very involved in the field of mental health, and it is something that I have worked on a lot in recent years. According to Jordan, mental health should be talked about a lot more in athletes.

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“Again, for a golf fan to be the most decorated Olympian of all time, it’s really good for our sport, and it’s even better that I can access it as well,” he said, crediting Phelps with being a crucial part of golf. Phelps’ ultra-competitive nature motivated him to push the limits.

The friendship of Jordan Spieth and Michael

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Under Armor has sponsored both Jordan and Michael. They were chosen as the face of the brand for their promotional events. The two have known each other for over a decade and have collaborated for brand promotional events in the past. However, their friendship is based on the mutual love they have for golf.

Previously, Jordan praised Michael for all of his accomplishments. At the recent BMW Championships, Phelps revealed that they had grown closer. Additionally, Phelps praised Jordan for being one of the best players in the world.

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