CHASKA, Minn. — Michael Phelps retired from Olympic competition after the Rio Olympics in August, wrapping up a career in the pool that saw him win 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold.
Needless to say, Phelps, who personally has more gold medals than dozens of whole countries, has plenty of medals — but maybe not a whole lot of use for them. Well, maybe he does.
Phelps was at Hazeltine National on Tuesday, site of the 2016 Ryder Cup to participate in celebrity matches pitting Americans against European counterparts. Phelps participated in the matches, teaming with surfing legend Kelly Slater to face John Regis and tennis great Martina Narvratilova.
As Phelps was taking part in the competition, a fan asked the swimming legend how he marked his golf balls on the putting green. Phelps’ response?
“With gold medals.”
Drop the mic.