Michael Phelps’ angry #PhelpsFace went viral this summer, but he will likely smile when he plays golf with comedian Bill Murray and other personalities at the Celebrity Match for the 2016 Ryder Cup on Tuesday.
The 9-hole scramble will take place at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. Other celebrities set to participate include chef Todd English, singer Huey Lewis and comedian Rob Riggle.
Other Olympians on the start list include Martina Navratilova, who represented the U.S. in tennis in 2004, two-time Olympic track and field medalist John Regis of Great Britain and NBC Sports analyst Jeremy Roenick, who won a silver ice hockey medal in 2002. Surfer Kelly Slater, who could compete at the 2020 Olympics, and actor Kurt Russell, who portrayed U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in the 2004 film Miracle, will also tee off.
Phelps has had an up-and-down golf career.
In 2012, he sunk a 159-foot putt for eagle on the par 4 sixth hole at Kingbarns Golf Links in St. Andrews, Scotland (VIDEO).
A year later, he finished 84th out of 85 celebrity golfers at the American Century Championship, just ahead of Larry the Cable Guy.
He appeared on the “Tonight Show” earlier this month and told Jimmy Fallon that golfing was a now priority in his schedule, along with traveling, coaching and getting married later this year.Follow @srubinroit