Lahiri wins #PGAChamp Long Drive

Wed 12 Aug 2015

Lahiri wins #PGAChamp Long Drive

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August 12: Anirban Lahiri of India got off to a good start at the PGA Championship when he won the Long Drive Competition.
The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader clinched the title with a huge 327-yard drive on the 593-yard par-five second hole at Whistling Straits.
The seven-time Asian Tour winner defeated many of the game’s longest hitters including Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Jason Day and Tony Finau, who were disqualified as they missed the fairway.
For the win, Lahiri earned US$25,000 donation to the charity of his choice and a gold money clip similar to the one given out in the 1950s and 1960s to the winner of the competition. Jack Nicklaus, who won the 1963 competition with a drive of 341 yards, still uses the money clip he won for the drive.
Lahiri was ecstatic with his win and had this to say on Twitter: “Great start to the @PGAChampionship with the long drive today. Now I have at least one thing in common with @jacknicklaus! #legendary.”