Check out this big drive from Jordan Smith! Jordan Spieth? No, Jordan Smith: A 24-year-old European Tour rookie teeing it up in the BMW South African Open.
Smith finished first on the Challenge Tour’s money list in 2016, and he’ll have garnered some attention with this effort in the big leagues. At Glendower Golf Club’s 309-yard, par-four 12th hole, Smitty (as we assume his friends call him) drove the green…with a 3-iron.
Jordan Smith just hit the green at the 309 yard 12th hole.
In the Twittersphere, Chris Monaghan commented: “When you come from Wiltshire you can do that ??,”which surely will mean something poignant to our British readership.
And how about dude’s approval face in the background?
Anyway, Smith made his eagle putt at the 12th and began his final round just four strokes off the lead. From a man whose Twitter bio states “Pro Golfer….trying to make what I love my living,”it’s a damn impressive achievement.
Also, change your Twitter bio, Jordan. With a showing of this caliber in just your fifth European Tour start, you’ll be amongst the action very soon.
All-Time Long Hitters
*According to the PGA Tour
Bale and Cristiano
Look, look, Rivaldo may have done some pretty frustrating things throughout the course of his career (hello 2002 World Cup) but at the end of the day the Brazilian was always just so damn good. Some people would say he was the best player in the world at one stage, and it's hard to argue. Source: Sport You
7. Fred Couples
Couples has finished in the top 10 driving distance, 15 times since 1981. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Dimitri Payet to Tottenham
In a move which would certainly outrage West Ham fans, Payet is simply too good for the club. West Ham have started slowly, and once again, have already been eliminated from the Europa League. Payet is an unquestionable talent, and at 29, he must move to a club who will guarantee European football and a good chance of winning a trophy. Spurs have continued to be impressive this season and the addition of Payet would make them contenders in any competition. Source: Getty Images
Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal
Although Leicester have been good in Europe, they have been exploited this season by the top sides in the Premier League; as Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester Utd have all comfortably demolished them by three goals. Leicester may struggle to qualify for Europe again this season, which means that Mahrez is unlikely to stick around. Arsenal can almost guarantee top four. And Arsenal are currently looking strong with only one defeat in their last 19 Premier League games. Mahrez would certainly help in maintaining that run which could bring Arsenal to their first league title since 2004. Source: Getty Images