1938 PGA Championship Final (match play)
Paul Runyan beat Sam Snead 8-7. It was said Snead outdrove Runyan by as much as 75 yards that round.
I'd take a top notch short game over distance any day. Heck that's where I'm out anyway. Not playing as much anymore so the driver has gotten a little sideways but I'm still able to put up good scores because my short irons/short game/putting allow me too.
The only reason guys like Luke and Zach and a few others can compete is because they are deadly from 100 yards and in.
There's nothing more annoying than playing with a guy that crushes you while you hit it 30+ yards by him all day!
Finally, some but by no means all long drive competitors are good golfers. A good number of them probably couldn't break 90 though. Why? Zero short game.