Mario Batali Does Golf Reality TV

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He'll be a golf student on 'The Haney Project,' studying the sport under Tiger Woods' former golf coach
Mario Batali
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Mario Batali

Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping out of the TV kitchen set and going into golfing, of all things.

The Golf Channel announced that Batali will be one of four celebrity golf students on season four of The Haney Project. He'll be playing alongside Maroon 5's Adam Levine (swoon), boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, and former supermodel Angie Everhart.

They'll be studying under Tiger Woods' former coach, Hank Haney, and are competing for a chance to win $100,000 for a charity of their choice.

According to teaser footage, Batali says golf is a "therapeutic re-evaluation of what's in the planet." Not surprising, seeing as he was on a golf course during the premiere of The Chew.

Check out Batali in action, below, and watch his golf skills Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. ET.


Photo Courtesy of Golf Channel

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