Michael Phelps tries to master golf in new reality show
Olympic swimmer on 'America's Newsroom'
- Duration 6:12
- Date Feb 25, 2013
Olympic swimmer on 'America's Newsroom'
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-- and he's retired but if you thought that the most decorated Olympian of all time would be taken it easy and riding off into the sunset.
You can think again about that clouds Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps trying his hand -- what may be the most trying and I'm forgiving of all gains if he never tried it.
Under the exacting I -- Tiger Woods former coach on reality TV for all the city.
That's good morning thanks so much for coming by -- from.
So tell us a little bit about you know -- obviously you know just a historic amazing amazing Olympic career and congratulation and on all of your achievements there say.
-- you're finished that your -- save yourself what what sport would be a challenge for me.
The funny thing was is it is.
I wanted I wanna -- -- quit swimming and be on the golf team high school.
So I'm glad actually did -- contact data that -- She helped me think I guess through everything in name which decision was the right decision for me to make so.
I was able to learn that.
I should just stick with what I'm decent and finish it I don't have a few doors for you -- ST hey.
We've talked about figure everything out and stated -- Romania and right after the Olympics we really started filming Haney project -- him is.
It's a sport that I wanna master because this something you can play forever.
You know it's a sport you can play Iowa -- you know -- seven years old.
And and it's a fun sport.
To challenging sport.
And then and I wanted to tough challenge -- he has.
The video of the I would let us some of the video of got some under because I guess in some ways we all like the fact that it's an equalizer in this entire issue you know how to develop it -- far -- -- to -- US completely.
Unlike the rest of us humble human beings -- so how -- -- different and the discipline that -- -- to to swimming.
What's is it more mental than swimming.
I don't think some of that.
I think it's the same thing and that includes everything that you do obviously the more you do it the better gonna get like more -- more the more you practice with it and that's -- -- -- -- someone you know it's like they're sure -- are hard times there are.
You know tough days good days like.
Everybody has those and everything they do -- It's really does not giving up -- and -- -- start thinking back to how I wasn't -- you know I never give up you know -- wasn't easy for me to be evident.
To get up early that you know every day day in and day out and swim you know three to five -- today but.
It is something that I wanted to do and that's why did it and and I wanna improve my golf game and I want there's a certain point that I wanna get to end.
I know it's gonna take a lot of practice and -- can take a lot of me hitting balls on the range or you know.
Pete VM -- spend more time with tankan and then Hank is that a great job so far and I'm -- It's night and day different from you know we started filming the show until today.
-- discover that you can't bring thousands and thousands and thousands of calories by paying off -- Yeah I found out the -- Last couple months.
We're not to to high point my in my way but.
We're getting close and I think it's -- a little bit away because I'm gonna start getting back in the -- -- -- continued played often and.
Hopefully let you know when they get terribly attache from from where I was in every hair I don't know I remember so clearly -- -- about how much you idiot.
And they -- leaving -- those umbrellas you know.
You sent in terms of of -- Why and to be competitive desist does it fill that need for -- tour.
Think -- -- people who you know I guess that do I have friends are strapped shoppers.
And you know I don't like getting strokes a side area -- I don't like -- -- I want I want him.
Go head to head with two wanna play you one -- one like.
And if I lose those but you know I I like to challenge and and golf is give me that so far and then hopefully.
Enough for the rest of my golfing career -- can continue to get that.
You certainly know it's like to be in the spotlight and most of it's been very good for you.
A lot of sports stories that we've been dealing with here in the newsroom over the past several weeks when you're -- you're the story about about Oscar the story -- who also was such a huge Olympian -- Olympic champion.
And you see what he the position he's in right now what what -- your mind about what might.
I lead to something like that.
You know you see the stories.
Every day from all over the world of things that are going on and and and you know it's it's.
Sometimes they're they're very -- and the -- and and you know what what Oscar did you know in the sport of track and field is.
It's amazing you know it is absolutely incredible to watch you know -- he did what he overcame and and you know for me it's my hearts and prayers go out entire family in and -- -- -- a tragic event and you look at.
It -- look at the Lance Armstrong story.
In terms of the pressure that's on athletes to perform is it it is an -- -- black.
I mean -- I think one thing that that.
They a lot of people see that I guess athletes or celebrities are.
Different but we're all human beings and you know it's it's you know everybody has challenging parts their life and and some of them are.
Terrible and some of them are tragic and and you know I think -- one thing further than.
It's that the only thing I can control -- myself and and you know I've had problems and in my life and then through my career and and -- out I'll be the first -- -- the -- I've made mistakes but I'll never make the same mistake again and and I learned from everything that I've done and and it just helps me euros a person.
Think -- ever come out of retirement you're back in the flow and try again.
I think so -- us this morning if what I have a better chance of doing.
Playing the PGA tour event or -- in -- Olympics and I'm gonna lean towards PGA tournament because I don't see myself coming back consuming and putting myself through everything that I put -- to get here today.
Well look forward will look forward to seeing out there and and to -- Haney project and that.
Just this half Viacom through that process thanks so much -- great to me like -- good luck to you thanks.