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Watch out, Rory -- PING have signed Michael Phelps and he's getting serious about golf

Emmm, lads — isn’t he a swimmer?

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US SWIM STAR Michael Phelps has signed a golf equipment deal with PING.

Phelps, who only has the 22 Olympic medals on the mantelpiece, says he is “getting serious” about golf — which is a troubling thought indeed.

“I know how difficult the game of golf is but I’m really serious about getting better,” he said, as he began his endorsement deal playing alongside reigning Masters champion Bubba Watson at the Phoenix Open pro-am today.

“Considering how tall I am and the length of my arms, [PING] showed me how important and beneficial it is that I play with custom-fit clubs,” Phelps said. “Once I had clubs that were built specifically for me, my ball flight improved right away.”

He doesn’t need any work on his putting, that’s for sure. Remember this shot from the Dunhill Links last year?

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