Thursday, August 03, 2017

Dustin Johnson's 439yd drive at Firestone

Dustin Johnson’s length is ridiculous, but this is just another level.
The par-5 16th at Firestone Country Club’s South Course has been known to court some enormous drives. The hole in fact has been the location of the longest drive on the US PGA Tour each of the last three seasons (Justin Thomas, 2015-16: 414 yards; Bernd Wiesberger, 2014-15: 428 yards; Bubba Watson, 2013-14: 424 yards).
Well, let’s probably make that four … because Johnson smacked one 439 yards off the tee on this hole in Thursday’s opening round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Again … 439 yards. Yes, this hole is sloped to encourage massive shots off the tee, but that is still truly incredible. It registers as the longest drive on the US PGA Tour since 2013, when Phil Mickelson hit one 450 yards at the par-4 17th at Doral’s Blue Monster course in Round 1 of the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship.



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