The 10 longest drives of the PGA Tour season

Phil Mickelson wins the longest drive contest for the 2013 PGA Tour season. (USATSI)
Phil Mickelson wins the longest drive contest for the 2013 PGA Tour season. (USATSI)

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The average driving distance on the PGA Tour declined for the second straight season, and third time in the last four seasons.

Here's a look:

2013: 287.2 yards
2012: 289.1 yards
2011: 290.9 yards
2010: 287.3 yards
2009: 287.9 yards

There were still some absolutely monster drives, though, and none bigger than the one Phil Mickelson hit at the Cadillac Championship. 

Here's your top 10 list:

1. Phil Mickelson -- 450 yards -- Cadillac Championship
2. Kyle Stanley -- 428 yards -- Tournament of Champions
3. Ian Poulter -- 426 yards -- Tournament of Champions
4. Graham DeLaet -- 420 yards -- Houston Open
5. Charlie Beljan -- 418 yards -- Tournament of Champions
6. Carl Pettersson -- 416 yards -- Tournament of Champions
7. Stewart Cink -- 415 yards -- Houston Open
8. Gary Woodland -- 411 yards -- Tampa Bay Open
9. Dustin Johnson -- 410 yards -- Tournament of Champions
10. Scott Piercy -- 409 yards -- Tournament of Champions 

Come on down, Hawaii! 

The Tournament of Champions was home to six of the top 10 drives on Tour this year. Though I'm not totally sure why we aren't counting this one from Charl Schwartzel.

And obviously nothing touched this jewel from Louis Oosthuizen on the European Tour:

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