Tim Burke wins Re/Max Long Drive Championship with 427-yard smash
Tim Burke of Orlando, Fla., won the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship on Wednesday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hitting his fourth shot in the final round 427 yards.
England's Joe Miller was second.
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The two advanced from the final field of eight that began the night, battling chilly weather conditions, and hitting the ball toward the bright lights of the famed-Las Vegas Strip in the distance.
Burke and Miller each got six drives, over two rounds of three shots apiece, with the longest shot that stayed within a 50-yard wide grid on the racetrack’s front-straight infield counting toward their final score. Burke, who was second to Ryan Winther in the 2012 event, earned $250,000 for his victory.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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