The first hole of a PGA Championship Wednesday round has become golf’s premium d**k measuring contest. Rory McIlroy was confident he would walk away with the gold money clip – the prize awarded to “longest slong” – after his 345-yard hammer…
“I hit one out there pretty good, but I’m not going to lie to you–I’ve been checking the board since to see if anyone’s up close to me,” McIlroy said. “I saw Gary Woodland out on the putting green just as he was going out, and I said, ‘That’s one of the guys I need to worry about.'”
Well, his muscle flex party was crashed by a certain An Byeong-hun, who snuck one two yards farther. The world number 31 averages 300 with the longest stick, so he must have really roasted this one. An will win a gold money clip and $25,000 to donate to a charity of his choosing.
The swing that won the Long Drive comp.?@ByeongHunAn bringing the iron with 347yds.?
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 26, 2016
Asked what was the key to power and distance from the tee, An answered concisely: “Try to hit it as hard as you can!” It’s a response that will help most of us in no way, shape, or form.
Jack Nicklaus won the first competition way back in 1963. His drive measured an unbelievable 341-yards, which is just insane when you consider he used a persimmon club and a wound golf ball. Apparently the Golden Bear still carries his golden money clip – just an FYI for all you opportunistic thieves at Baltusrol.
Here’s the swing not the actual one)…