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Long Drive Champion Tries to Hit the Green on a 555-Yard Par 5 at Bay Hill | Golf Digest

2017 World Long Drive Champion Justin James visits the sixth hole at Bay Hill to take on the wraparound par 5 - in a way you've never seen before.

Released on 11/1/2018

Transcript

00:00
[peaceful music]
00:43
Just hitting my gamer,
00:44
two down at three degrees helps the ford shaft.
00:48
The boomstick.
00:50
[upbeat music]
00:55
That should be over the green.
00:58
I think it's into that hill.
01:08
Hey babe.
01:10
Can you bring me that driver,
01:13
the short one with the turtle on it?
01:16
The shortie.
01:26
If that's not on, I don't care.
01:27
[Man On Walkie Talkie] Back in the green
01:29
and then rolling into the back left bunker.
01:33
It's as short as I can hit it.
01:39
[upbeat music]
01:48
Had a lot of spin.
01:50
Oh piss.
02:06
Oh!
02:10
Legit.
02:11
[Man On Walkie Talkie] It was on the green.
02:12
[Justin] Hit the rock.
02:13
[Man On Walkie Talkie] It's just on the back
02:14
collection area that you can put at.
02:18
We going all the way back?
02:19
[Man] Yeah [mumbles].
02:20
No that's fine.
02:21
Can hit the real driver now.
02:24
Long way, 386, yeah?
02:27
So brought out the competition driver,
02:32
other one's a waste of time.
02:36
[intense music]
03:15
I think that's over the green.
03:19
Yeah, that's good.
03:21
[Man On Walkie Talkie] Green, left side.
03:28
That was large.
03:33
[upbeat music]
03:36
All right so first ball
03:37
I believe hit the green, rolled in here.
03:40
I guess that's what you would call a good leave.
03:45
Ah.
03:50
I'll take it.
03:55
All right so landing point of my drive from the middle tees.
04:00
So we're gonna pull out the 54 degree wedge
04:02
and we'll give it a go.
04:08
That's actually pretty good.
04:10
I mean I'm actually very pleased with that.
04:24
Even with a three par, we still got birdie here.
04:33
It's tracking to a double eagle.
04:35
[grunts]
04:38
That was almost good.
04:40
That would've been nice.
04:47
400 yard drive's not supposed to do,
04:48
but I'm not supposed to make puts so
04:51
often times makes me happier than hitting a good drive.
04:58
We're three for three on eagle,
05:00
no double eagles,
05:02
but I'm not a tour pro,
05:03
I'm not trying to fool anybody here.
05:05
The moral of the story is,
05:07
when you have the chance to drive a par five
05:08
you just gotta do it.
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