The 661-yard par-5 16th hole during Firestone Country Club that hosts a WGC-Bridgestone Invitational customarily produces some of a longest drives in a PGA Tour calendar year. Because of a downhill slope and a angle during that a tee shot comes in, 375 yards off a tee here is some-more a normal than it is a exception, generally for a longer hitters.
In 2016, this hole constructed dual of a 11 longest drives and in 2015 it constructed 3 of a 5 longest. In 2012, it constructed 9 of a 11 longest. But nobody given 2013 has strike any expostulate as distant as Dustin Johnson did this week when he pumped one 439 yards on No. 16.
“I meant we strike one plain down a center there for me, we can get it down to a bottom,” Johnson pronounced of a shot. “Yeah, we got down there flattering nicely.
Johnson indeed tweaked his TaylorMade motorist this week, and he now owns 4 of a 5 longest drives of a 2016-17 PGA Tour season.
“It was kind of 10.5 in customary so it was right around 10 and a half degrees, though now we went to a aloft lofted 12-degree and non-stop it up,” Johnson said. “It’s a same loft, it only sits a small some-more block for me.”
After blazing out to a good start with an opening 68 including a birdie on this hole, Johnson fell behind in Round 2 with a 75.