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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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Louis Oosthuizen hit a 500-yard drive on a 583 yard par 5 first hole at the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea on Friday. Oosthuizen’s ball rolled along the cart path for approximately two minutes (time it, if you want) before coming to rest about 83 yards from the hole.
My favorite part of the video are the people at the 1:20 mark who are clueless as to what’s...
Louis Oosthuizen hit a monstrous 500 yard drive during the second round of the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea, but he also had a little help. Check out how Louis used a cart path to his advantage and turned what could have been a bad situation to a pretty great opportunity. The ball spent over a full minute and a half rolling along the cart path. [Golf Blogger] Article found...
This is one of those things that you just have to see to believe. Even after I saw it I wasn't a 100 percent sure I believed it. It is pretty much the tale of the never ending golf shot; or at least it seemed like it was never going to end.
It isn't a Happy Gillmore-esque type shot, but Louis Oosthuizen does get a bit of assistance in knocking this drive a good 500 or...
Louis Oosthuizen hammers a golf ball 500 yards at the Ballentine's Championship tournament in South Korea.
Tweet At any given golf tournament, people are going to ooh and ah when a golfer hits a drive around 350 yards. That means he’s absolutely killing the ball off of the tee. A 350-yard drive doesn’t compare to what Louis Oosthuizen unleashed on Friday during the second round of the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea [...]
Louis Oosthuizen hit a 500 yard drive with the help of a path during the second round of the Ballantine's Championship in Korea.
And then he couldn't birdie the 583-yard par 5.
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