Golfer wins long drive contest with 427-yard drive, gets excited

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Tim Burke won the World Long Drive Championship in Las Vegas, Nev. on Wednesday night with a 427-yard monster shot.

The event was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a lively audience in attendance and Burke gave them the show they came to see.

The fun gets started at the 6:35 mark in the video above where Burke needs something in the 410-yard range to take the title. He sails that quite easily.

"I've never hit a ball better in my life," said Burke, who flipped his club as if he had just stroked a walk-off home run. "I knew I was going to end it there. That was my goal with that Krank driver. (Miller's) 405 was not that big of a number, especially in these conditions. I knew he could clearly beat that."

For his efforts Burke took hime $250,000 -- not a bad payday for a 27-year-old financial wholesaler. He said the win was for his pops who passed away over a decade ago.

"I just looked up and thought to myself, and said to him, 'Wow, I can't believe I did it.' It was surreal," Burke said. "I waited a year for this. I took one week off last year, and I just decided I'm going to start from the foundation up. I got a little better golf swing and gained a lot of speed."

Here's a great GIF of Burke's winner:

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