VIDEO: Rory McIlroy hit a golf ball 436 yards at the Scottish Open

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I've watched this a couple of times now and it still seems like a joke. I don't care if the hole was a straight drop off a cliff, 436 yards off the tee is 436 yards off the tee.

McIlroy shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday at the Scottish Open and this drive on the 13th hole, a 436-yard par 4, certainly didn't hurt. He actually drives it into the group ahead of his.

McIlroy then added a pretty spectacular line:

He went on to make birdie (I would hope he did) and followed that up with another birdie at No. 14 to get to his final tally of 7 under. 

The drive was impressive, for sure, but that 64 was something special. 

McIlroy is playing the Scottish Open for the first time since 2009.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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