Tim Burke wins Re/Max Long Drive Championship with 427-yard bomb

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, October 30, 2011 | 11:34 p.m.

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. 

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. 

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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.