The most-decorated Olympian in history, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, has plans for the next stage of his career -- to play the world’s greatest golf courses and improve his golf game under the watchful eye of Golf Channel’s Hank Haney. “The Haney Project: Michael Phelps” will chronicle Phelps’ attempts to improve his game from tee-to-green with the guidance of Tiger Woods’ former swing coach when the hit original series returns for a fifth season on Golf Channel in February 2013.
Each episode of “The Haney Project” will follow Phelps on his quest to play better golf, whether it’s one-on-one instruction on the golf course with Haney or developing lessons he will be able to practice on his own. The series also will showcase Phelps in his own environment with cameos by famous friends and other experts who check in on him during his journey, including his mother, Debbie Phelps, and longtime swim coach Bob Bowman.
The first season of “The Haney Project,” which starred Charles Barkley in 2009, marked the highest-rated launch of an original series at that time. Subsequent seasons featured actor/comedian Ray Romano and radio personality Rush Limbaugh.
The series is produced by Golf Channel and The WorkShop. The executive producers are Molly Solomon and Keith Allo.