Found April 27, 2013 on The Other Paper:
PLAYERS: Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen already averages more than 300 yards per drive on the European Tour this season, but not usually in the manner he did in the Ballantine's Championship. Oosthuizen's tee-shot on the 583-yard first hole at Blackstone Golf Club was pushed right of the fairway and bounced onto a winding cart path running down the side of the hole. It then rolled downhill for more than a minute and a half, picking up speed after almost coming to a halt at one point and rolling past two confused spectators before coming to a halt against a curb around 500 yards from the tee — or nearly a third of a mile away. From there the Big O took a free drop and pitched back onto the fairway, eventually recording a par five on his way to a round of 71 and four-under-par halfway total of 140. It is still not known whether Oosthuizen's drive ended up further than the previous longest hit in tournament history - courtesy of 64-year-old Mike Austin, who hit 515 yards on a 450-yard par 4 in Las Vegas. Enjoy the Happy Gilmore moment.
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