'The Rock' (yes, that one) smashes 490-yard drive

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson claims to have hit a 490-yard drive during the filming of his HBO show, "Ballers."
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 2:53 p.m.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson touts himself as, "The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment/Sports Entertainment."

We're not going to disagree. The man is a physical specimen.

Turns out that along with his talents on the football field at the University of Miami, the ring in the WWE and his acting on the big screen, Johnson also has time for a little golf. He must, because what you're going to read next is going to blow your mind.

Johnson posted a photo to Instagram today claiming that he hit a 490-yard drive while shooting a scene for his HBO show, "Ballers."

 

 

As Johnson noted, the longest drive on record is a 515-yard smash from back in 1974.

That drive was hit by a man named Mike Austin.

This from Golf News Net:

The longest drive ever measured is credited to Mike Austin, who hit a 515-yard drive on Sept. 25, 1974 in the National Seniors Open Championship, the pre-cursor to the U.S. Senior Open. Austin, who was 64, hit the drive on a 450-yard par 4 at Desert Rose Golf Club in Las Vegas. The club was at 2,000 feet above sea level and the estimated wind on the hole that day was a 35mph helping wind.

People might find it hard to believe that a man, who presumably doesn't play a ton of golf with all his other obligations, could smack a drive nearly 500 yards.

Take a good hard look at that photo though. Are you going to tell THAT GUY he's full of it? 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.