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Euro Tour pro hits monster 439-yard drive – GolfWRXers react

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to Wilco Nienaber’s monster drive on the European Tour this week. The 20-year-old South African is the longest hitter on the Euro Tour, averaging 336.81 yards off the tee, but on Thursday at the Joburg Open at Randpark GC the rookie let loose and hit a 439-yard drive which one announcer called “borderline obscene.”

Check out the drive below.

Here are a few posts from GolfWRXers who have been reacting to the massive hit in our forums.

  • phizzy30: “Just saw the kid’s swing and all I can say is WOW! Effortless power is right. He’s not swinging out of his shoes and has perfect balance. Ball speed is over 190+mph consistently. No wasted moves or energy transfer. I would say that this is as close to the prototype swing you could hope for. Amazing.”
  • valtiel: “Wow, insane power from such a clean motion. I hope he stays healthy and we see a lot more of him.”
  • Hedgehog: “That’s filthy. We have seen huge bombs over the years at Johannesburg due to the elevation (1700m) and extreme heat, but it’s still awesome to see a tour player hit it over 400m.”

Entire Thread: “Euro Tour hits monster 439-yard drive at the Joburg Open”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. MJB

    Nov 21, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Seen him Live…..He’s turning heads heads on the range….without goin for it….next generation….effortless power! He’s got a great future ahead of him! 😉

  2. Johnny Penso

    Nov 21, 2020 at 10:10 am

    “Obscene”. “Offensive”? What’s obscene and offensive is using that kind of language to describe athletic prowess.

  3. DaveyD

    Nov 21, 2020 at 8:20 am

    I saw this kid blow past the 3 ball/1000 yd competition. His first shot was 353 yds. Effortless power.

  4. tiger

    Nov 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    missed the fairway…does not count,…fail

  5. Dyson Bochambeau

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Elevation

    • gwelfgulfer

      Nov 21, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      That and fairways that run faster than many of the greens we play on.. I mean, you still have to get it out there, but this is like 80+ yards of roll. Akin to the guys who are hitting 340y irons off the tee in The Open at times…

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‘After that, nothing’s ever intimidated me. Ever.’ – The moment that Tiger Woods lost all fear

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Tiger Woods’ fearlessness on the course has always separated him from the rest, but when did Tiger ‘learn’ this trait? Well in a rare interview, Tiger revealed the exact moment.

At 17-years-old Tiger spoke in an ESPN feature, and was asked by an interviewer: “Does anything ever intimidate you?”

It was at this moment that Woods revealed that when he was 11, the now 15-time-major champion was competing in the 11-12 age division at the Junior Worlds for the first time when a competitor drove the opening green. 

“That intimidated the hell out of me” said Woods in the interview. 

In the end, however, Tiger beat the player who he was intimidated by, and it was to be at that point that Woods no longer feared anybody any more. Tiger discussed the incident at depth with father Earl, and revealed to the cameras: “My dad and I had a long talk about it. After that, nothing’s ever intimidated me. Ever.”

With 82 PGA Tour victories and 15 major championships at the age of 44, that fearlessness has been at the core of Woods’ incredible success.

Check out the segment below from the ESPN feature which lasts from 4:21-5:02.

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The Match 3 odds – Curry and Manning the surprise favorites

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The Match 3 gets underway this Friday, and despite Phil Mickelson being the only professional on show, it’s NBA star Steph Curry and former NFL great Peyton Manning that are favored by the bookies.

The lack of trust surrounding Charles Barkley’s game is undoubtedly the reason for that, and he alongside Mickelson will start as 6/5 (+120) underdogs, with the Curry/Manning team priced at 5/6 (-120).

SportsBettingDime.com has also provided a bunch of fun prop bets which you can get involved in for the occasion. Here’s some of the best (with Barkley featuring plenty!)

ODDS TO WIN “THE MATCH”

Mickelson/Barkley: 6/5 (+120)

Curry/Manning 5/6 (-120)

ODDS TO HIT THE LONGEST DRIVE (amateurs only)

Curry: 3/7 (-233)

Manning: 12/5 (+240)

Barkley: 200/1 (+20000)

ODDS ON CHARLES BARKLEY’S FIRST DRIVE

Rough: 2/1 (+200)

Rocks/Trees: 7/3 (+233)

Fairway: 5/2 (+250)

Sand Trap: 12/1 (+1200)

ODDS CHARLES BARKLEY SWINGS & MISSES A SHOT:

4/1 (+400)

ODDS CHARLES BARKLEY HITS A BALL IN THE WATER:

3/1 (+300)

ODDS TO MAKE A HOLE IN ONE

Mickelson: 750/1

Curry: 1800/1

Manning: 2500/1

Barkley: 10000/1

ODDS PLAYER CURSES ON CAMERA

Barkley: 1/2 (-200)

Mickelson: 6/1 (+500)

Curry: 8/1 (+600)

Manning: 15/1 (+1500)

ODDS TO WEAR LONG PANTS

Manning: 3/1 (+300)

Mickelson: 5/4 (+125)

Barkley: 2/3 (-150)

Curry: 1/2 (-200)

ODDS TO WIN HOUSE OF HIGHLIGHTS 10-SHOT INFLUENCER CHALLENGE

MMG 9/5 (+180)

Tristan Jass 2/1 (+200)

Kris London 9/2 (+450)

Jesser 7/1 (+700)

Check out all the markets from SportsBettingDime.com here and follow them on Twitter @SBD

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The DailyWRX: 11/24/2020

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The Shark is JACKED……

 

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Prayers…Prayers….Prayers….

 

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Rocco doing Rocco……

 

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LOLOLOLOLOLOL…..

It would be the upsets of all upsets……

DM @johnny_wunder

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