See Oosthuizen's wild 500-yard drive in S. Korea
Monday, April 29, 2013
At No. 23 on the PGA Tour in driving distance and No. 11 on the European Tour, where he's averaging just more than 300 yards, Louis Oosthuizen is no stranger to long shots off the tee. But even he had to be surprised to hit one last week in Incheon, South Korea, during the Ballantine's Championship that measured 500 yards.
As far as mis-hits off the first tee go, it's not the worst. (Watch the drive here.) As the ball's two-minute journey gradually shows, finding the cart path can sometimes create a good break.
Longer would not have been better, as the announcers make it clear the path was about to turn away from the hole.
The South African went on to make par from the rough – despite being within wedge range on the 583-yard hole – and eventually shoot 71. He finished fifth this week, three shots back of winner Brett Rumford.
Kind of makes you wish more courses had curbs on their cart paths, no?