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Olympian Phelps signs club deal with Ping

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Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, has agreed to a deal with manufacturer Ping. He will play the new G25 driver, fairway woods, hybrids and irons, then use the new Your Gorge Groove wedges and Scottsdale TR putter.

Phelps, 27, is the subject of this year’s “The Haney Project” on Golf Channel, which premieres Monday, Feb. 25. He will begin playing the custom-fit clubs at this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am, where he will be paired with Masters champion Bubba Watson.

“I know how difficult the game of golf is, but I’m really serious about getting better and the experts at Ping have already helped me a lot,” Phelps said in a statement.

Because of his 6-foot-4 frame, Phelps’s G25 irons are one inch over standard length, three degrees upright, and with grips that a 1/32-inch over standard size. The clubs are also painted with gold, red, white and blue accents.