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March 26, 2017 - 11:18am
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T.J. Auclair
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Jon Rahm
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In a week filled with epic drives at Austin Country Club's par-5 12th hole, Jon Rahm added another on Sunday with a smoked 426-yarder.

The 12th tee at Austin Country Club has been more like a launchpad at this week's WGC-Dell Match Play Championship.

Players are just absolutely nuking their drives on the par-5 hole.

In Sunday's semifinal match between Spain's Jon Rahm and Bill Haas, Rahm hammered his tee shot a blistering 426 yards.

After that amazing drive, Rahm had just 146 yards for his second shot. His club of choice for the approach? A gap wedge.

That's right -- a 569-yard par 5 and the player hits driver, gap wedge to roughly 15 feet.

Rahn would miss the eagle try, but cleaned up a 4-footer for birdie to halve the hall with Haas and keep the match all square (at the time).

March 23, 2017 - 12:46pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Ross Fisher
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The drives at Austin Country Club this week are getting out of control. Rory McIlroy smashed one 410 yards on Wednesday and on Thursday, Ross Fisher sent one 423 yards.

Two days ago, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson claimed to have hit a 490-yard drive in an Instagram post.

One day ago, we saw video evidence of Rory McIlroy ripping a 410-yard drive in the WGC-Dell Match Play.

Today -- on the same hole as McIlroy -- England's Ross Fisher hammered a 423-yard drive.

Are you kidding me? Clearly there's a nice slingshot effect happening on this fairway at Austin Country Club, but still -- golf balls aren't meant to travel four football fields in one shot.

Incredible.

March 23, 2017 - 8:06am
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Sergio Garcia
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In the WGC-Dell Match Play on Wednesday, Sergio Garcia hit a driver off the deck. When you see the replay of impact in slo-mo, you'd never believe how well the shot turned out.

If you're anything like me, you probably lick your lips when you see a PGA Tour star preparing to hit a driver off the deck.

We don't see it often, but it is certainly a sight to behold. What's going to happen? Are they going to hit a perfect shot? Are they going to hit a ground ball? Is that 460cc driver head going to visit Chunk City and smother the ball into some unsuspecting spectators?

As it was on Wednesday, "driver off the deck" was a much more common shot selection than usual on the PGA Tour. That's what an aggressive approach to match play will do to you.

RELATED: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson claims he hit a 490-yard drive

Sergio Garcia, long known as one of the finest driver's of the golf ball in the world, took the big dog out from the fairway during his match with Shane Lowry in the WGC-Dell Match Play.

What he did next might make your eyes pop out of your head and scream, "How the hell did he do that?!"

Check out the shot and then pay close attention to the replay in slo-mo. It'll blow your mind:

 

 

Are you kidding me? In about a nanosecond, Garcia recovered from what easily could have been a disastrous shot.

That was amazing.