Tuesday, November 18

WHACK! 10 Longest Drives on 2008 PGA Tour

Ryuji Imada

HERE ARE THIS YEAR’S kings of the long ball:

1. Tim Petrovic, 439 yards (The Honda Classic)

2. Bob Heintz, 435 yards (Legends-Reno Tahoe Open)

3. Kyle Thompson, 433 yards (RBC Canadian Open)

4. J.L. Lewis, 429 yards, Texas Valero Open

5. Steve Marino, 424 yards (Texas Valero Open)

6. Ryuji Imada, 414 yards (Buick Invitational)

7. Pat Perez, 412 yards (Texas Valero Open)

8. Jason Day, 407 yards (Texas Valero Open)

9. Dustin Johnson, 405 yards (Texas Valero Open)

10. Pat Perez, 403 yards (Texas Valero Open)

How about Imada? A 414-yarder at Torrey Pines for a guy listed at 150 lbs. Way to put the hit on it, Ryuji.

Maybe we should appeal the drives at the Texas Valero Open. Six of the 10 seems excessive. (Were they fairways or green concrete?)

−The Armchair Golfer

(Source: PGA Tour)


Anonymous said...

Tim does it again.

Average Golfer said...

Mike Austin, 1974 US National Senior Open, 515 yards. Still the record. Oh, Mike was 64 years old at the time.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Yep, Mike Austin's launch has held up for a long, long time. Anyone know who holds the second spot? Clue: He's an active player.

Average Golfer said...

DL III? Hawaii?

The Armchair Golfer said...

DL III is correct. 476 yards. Next time you have to give others a chance, Bob. :)

Bedlam said...

Im not big on long drives, although they are impressive. Keep the ball in play, save par. 439 wow !!