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

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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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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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