PGA of America president Ted Bishop sneaked in a little nugget of goodness at his mostly boring press conference about the 2014 PGA Championship earlier this week.
Here it is:
"We are going to reintroduce a long drive contest during the week of the PGA Championship, it's probably going to be on Wednesday, we don't know the details of how this whole thing is going to unfold, but you'll hear more about that on top of the extension of the pick the hole location that we started last year at Oak Hill."
Wait....a long drive competition between real pros at a major championship? That's insanely awesome.
So, who's going to win? Who cares? I just want somebody to do this:
No but really, here's a list of the longest drives on the PGA Tour this season:
That's a pretty shocking list, isn't it? No Dustin Johnson?! No Bubba Watson?! And Johnson played in the Tournament of Champions!
As you can see, a lot of those drives came in Hawaii at the Tournament of Champions so the figures are a tad skewed.
Here's a look at the leaders in driving distance average:
Ahhh, that's more like it.
I'm intrigued to see who can really let go of one at the contest. If Colsaerts is there, I've got my money on him. Especially if he goes with what's in his pants.