How long is the average drive on the PGA Tour?
In 1997, John Daly became the first golfer on the PGA Tour to average more than 300 yards per drive.
That year, he was more than 30 yards longer than the average Tour player.
Now, 21 years later, the entire PGA Tour averages 295.3 yards off the tee — the longest average ever.
How long is the average golf drive?
Here’s an interesting fact: While PGA Tour pros hit their drives anywhere from 280 yards to 320 yards on average, and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 to 270 yards on average, most recreational golfers, according to Golf Digest, average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers.
Who has the longest drive on the PGA Tour?
Mike Austin holds the world record for the longest drive in professional play, driving 515 yards at the Winterwood Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1974, blasting it 65 yards past the flag on the par-4 fifth. His golf swing, known as The Mike Austin Swing, is practiced and taught by current golf professionals.
How far does Dustin Johnson Drive?
The longest drive recorded on the PGA Tour since 2010 belongs – no surprise – to Dustin Johnson. The 2016 U.S. Open champion is perennially one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour.