CHARLOTTE – Jason Kokrak is the longest driver in a major championship field. OK, at least for one day.
The PGA Championship’s annual long drive contest took place Tuesday at Quail Hollow’s par-5 10th. This fun tradition happened on a soggy layout this time, but some impressive numbers still got up on the board.
Yet, no one touched Kokrak on this day, as the 32-year-old bombed one 321 yards.
That lead would later turn into victory, as nobody came within five yards of Kokrak’s mighty lash.
The win itself is of course a great source of pride, but Kokrak does indeed get a tangible prize. Kokrak received a money clip for the title as well as a $25,000 donation to his charity of choice. Tyrrell Hatton finished second with a 316-yard pop, earning him $15,000 in donation for charity. Dustin Johnson, third at 315 yards, gets $10,000 of charity money.
Rory McIlroy placed fifth in the competition with a 313-yard drive, while Justin Thomas hit his 312 yards to finish sixth.