Bubba smashes a drive 424 yards at Bridgestone Invitational
Move over, Webb Simpson. Bubba Watson's playing through.
Watson smashed a drive 424 yards Saturday on the par-5 No. 16 at Firestone Country Club, becoming the first player this year to hit one over 400 yards in a PGA Tour event, surpassing Simpson's 397-yard drive in January at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the top of the long-drive leaderboard.
And now's there a video of Bubba's drive. Just listen to the sound of this swing:
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Just to prove it wasn't a fluke, it was the fifth drive Watson has hit this weekend that was 375 yards or more, according to Associated Press writer Doug Ferguson.
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Bubba has at least five drives of 370 yards or more this week. Including the 424-yard drive on the 16th. #madebogey
— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) August 2, 2014
That's one heck of a way to warm up for Tuesday's PGA Long Drive Championship, to be contested on the 10th hole at Valhalla Golf Club prior to the 2014 PGA Championship. Certainly Watson has to be considered one of the favorites -- if he can keep his ball in the fairway.
But just to prove the old adage "drive for show, putt for dough," Watson bogeyed the hole.