Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimming superstar and burgeoning golfer, was in Barcelona over the weekend, where he popped in on the swimming world championships and participated in the dedication of a mural in which he is featured.
As eye-catching as the mural is, what really stands out in the photo of Phelps at the dedication is that big black boot on his right foot.
Apparently, Phelps was nursing a stress fracture in that foot, then exacerbated it while playing golf – perhaps, he believes, by stepping into a hole.
"He hit his foot somehow in the house and then he did that tournament when he walked about 20 miles and got a little stress fracture," Phelps' coach Bob Bowman told the Associated Press. Bowman didn't specify which tournament he was referring to.
"Golf really is a dangerous sport," Phelps joked. "The good thing is, I only have to pack one shoe."
Phelps also recently starred in the most recent season of ''The Haney Project,'' in which he received instruction from PGA instructor Hank Haney. And, of course, he owns 22 Olympic swimming medals.
Though he hasn't yet publicly commited to a return, speculation remains high that Phelps will jump back in the pool for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Bowman doesn't believe the foot situation will make any difference in Phelps' potential return.
"I think he'll be fine,'' Bowman told the Golf Channel. ''He can wait that out. I don't think that's imminent."
Hunter Mahan has made the happy jump from tournament leader to proud father.
He announced the birth of his daughter Sunday, a day after he withdrew from the RBC Canadian Open while leading after his wife went into labor.
"What a whirlwind of a day," he tweeted on Sunday, after Zoe Olivia Mahan was born at 3:26 a.m. in Dallas.
He said in another tweet that his wife and daughter are "doing great." He thanked his sponsors for appreciating "what's important in life" and saluted his fans for "being Awesome!"
Mahan was leading the tournament after 36 holes and was preparing to tee off in the third round when he got the news that his wife had gone into labor about a month before her expected due date. He would have already been out on the course when his wife began having labor pains, but his tee time was delayed 80 minutes by a thunderstorm.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
This might be the coolest photo I saw on Twitter all week.
It was posted by Ken Duke, who's there on the right, along with legendary PGA Professonal Bob Toski there on the left. Toski is Duke's instructor, but that's just the beginning of this story.
Duke, you might remember, won the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., in late June to become, at age 44, the oldest first-trime winner ever on the PGA Tour. But, you probably didn't know, Toski won what was then known as the Insurance City Open at Wethersfield Country Club in Wethersfield, Conn., back in 1953.
Which means that teacher and student won the same PGA Tour title exactly 60 years apart. I don't have any proof, but I'd sure bet that's some kind of record.
Toski, by the way, is still going strong at age 86 – in fact, he analyzed Duke's victory for PGA.com's "A Lesson Learned" column last month. He also was inducted into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame in March, and you can read more about him here.