March 23, 2017 - 1:46pm
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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.

Ross Fisher hammers 423-yard drive at WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
March 23, 2017 - 9:06am
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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.

Sergio Garcia's amazing 'driver off the deck' save
March 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
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Rory McIlroy
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Soren Kjeldsen hit a solid 332-yard drive at the WGC-Dell Match Play... but was outdriven by his opponent, Rory McIlroy, by 78 yards.

Yesterday, we told you about the whopping 490-yard drive Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson claimed to have hit.

Today, Rory McIlroy did his best impression of The Rock, booming a drive a remarkable 410 yards in his first round match at the WGC-Dell Match Play against Soren Kjeldsen.

Kjeldsen, by the way, didn't hit a short drive. His traveled 332 yards -- or, 78 yards behind Rory.

Wow.

Here's a look at Rory's drive:

We also love this tweet from Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson, from what looks to be another zipcode:

Rory McIlroy launches 410-yard drive
March 21, 2017 - 2:53pm
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson claims to have hit a 490-yard drive during the filming of his HBO show, "Ballers."

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? 

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