Michael Phelps’ legacy goes beyond the pool. While he dominated the sport from start to finish, he also drew that experience on the outside. A prominent advocate for mental health struggles, he supports people and created his own Michael Phelps Foundation, for the betterment of society.

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Recently, he has helped golfer Keith Mitchell, who has struggled with his form for some time. After meeting Phelps, the whole course of Mitchell’s career changed.

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Phelps offered him golden advice that would help him get to the top after the crisis he had. Significantly, he talked about meeting Phelps and the conversation they had.

Keith Mitchell receives golden advice from Michael Phelps

The PLAYERS championship at TPC Sawgrass saw him shoot a 5-under 67 to trail co-leaders Tommy Fleetwood and Tom Hoge by one. At a time when he was at the top, he had doubts about his game and didn’t perform well from there. So, with his career on a downward spiral, Mitchell went to Phelps as he offered the golfer some advice.

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“I didn’t give it my all. And he was kind of helping me through some tough times and he kind of really pressed the reset button about a year ago. It’s that kind of everything that started, having a mentality, getting coaching, and really not just feeling sorry for yourself here,” Mitchell said.

This prompted him to improve his game, thereafter. Phelps is also an avid golfer. He made the longest televised putt in history and loves to play the game. Hence, he gave some tips that pushed Mitchell to improve his game.

April 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Keith Mitchell jumps onto the 5th green during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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After feeling discouraged and unmotivated, Mitchell met Phelps. The superstar swimmer gave him some advice that proved fruitful.

“I just remember feeling like a loser at times talking to him, how I felt on the golf course, like pity and grief, and that game is tough. He just said pretty much there was no place for it if you want to be on top. Mitchell said.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 13: Gold medalist Michael Phelps of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Aquatic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Since making his debut, Phelps has been on top. He dominated the sport of swimming like no one else. With 23 Olympic gold medals to her credit, it is simply amazing to see her determination for the sport.

Phelps called him after the Rio 2016 Games, and now it’s great to see him helping other athletes deal with tough situations.

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