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427 yard drive? Are you kidding me?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, August 20th, 2005
Categories: PGA Tour

Anyone watching the NEC this week? Tiger has had drives averaging 340+ and had a couple over 375. He’s not even the big bomber of the group though. Stuart Appleby has hit two drives on the same hole that were over 400 yards. One was a 2005 PGA Tour record 427 yards. NO, he didn’t hit the cart path. They’re hitting 667 yard par 5’s in two with irons? Are you kidding me?

I’m tired of hearing about it and reading about it…but perhaps there is a little bit of a technology issue on tour right now…

5 responses to “427 yard drive? Are you kidding me?”

  1. iacas says:

    The 50+ yards of roll they’re getting (and the wind that was helping them on 16) should be factored in as well, Tony. Don’t get too carried away (pun intended).

  2. mediaguru says:

    427 is 427 no matter how you slice it. 50 yards of roll? Ok, 427-50=377. A 377 yard drive? Are you kidding me? 🙂

  3. kiwihacker says:

    377 on the fly, Man i wish, heard he using a new Bridgestone 460 as well

  4. mediaguru says:

    So he wasn’t hitting the boom boom b330?

    Boom boom.

  5. kiwihacker says:

    a 460 driver I mean, probably had the B330 ball, I’ll have to try one of those soon, there a bit hard to get down here though