Posted July 10, 2014

Rory McIlroy Hits 436-Yard Drive at Scottish Open [Video]

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Rory McIlroy doesn’t have a superhero physique, but he can still generate Hulk-like power with his golf swing.

On Royal Aberdeen’s 436-yard, par-4 13th, McIlroy took driver off the tee — and reached the green! Yes, the hole was playing downwind, but so was Webb Simpson’s PGA Tour leading drive on the seventh hole in the fourth round at Kapalua in January, a puny 397 yards.

You can watch McIlroy’s bomb in all its glory in the video above. The best part is how the camera operator has no idea where McIlroy’s tee shot went and focuses on a spot about 100 yards short of where it eventually landed.

McIlroy made a two-putt birdie on 13 en route to a course-record 64 and the first-round lead at the Scottish Open.

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55 comments
Bob Wilson
Bob Wilson

Yea, but he was 14 shots worse today ........... Go figure .........

Chris Rimer
Chris Rimer

Benjamin lee.. The guy that won the Remax longest drive like 3 times was 5'10 168lbs and he hits it a mile .. Size doesn't matter

Benjamin Lee
Benjamin Lee

For his size, he is definitely at the top for longest drivers. He is only 5'9".

markmanders56
markmanders56

How can you hit it 436 yards when you only swing 120 MPH? There had to be extremely favorable conditions for that to occur.

Tan Ngen Feei
Tan Ngen Feei

Kenneth Lee Han Chuan Vincent Chin Teh Guan Teong

Sonnie Avila
Sonnie Avila

William Aguillon Jesse Gonzalez G Drewrye Wong Filiberto Casillas Jr. Roy Fortuna Drew Culp

W Tyrone Green
W Tyrone Green

My longest 346....lol crazy Rory don't care what kinda wind.

Shaun Huxley-Duggan
Shaun Huxley-Duggan

Scott Orton do you think you'll beat this on Saturday with your new driver???

Rod Stuart
Rod Stuart

Almost as far as one of mine last night !!! Michael Harding Tony Hobbs Paul Medina

Michael Wilcox
Michael Wilcox

hmmmm not blamming duhhhh clubs anymore, just wait for it

Marilyn Saari
Marilyn Saari

What a way to take the pressure off; even with a 3 -putt you still got a par :-).

Adam Cox
Adam Cox

He's been watching too much Happy Gilmore

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