WATCH: Joe Miller crushes 439-yard drive

2016 10 Joe Miller

Londoner Joe Miller picked up a cheque for $125,000 after capturing the World Long Drive Championship for a second time.

Facing off against Ryan Steenberg in the final, Miller, who last won the competition in 2010, recorded a longest drive of 423 yards, eclipsing his opponent’s best effort of 412 yards.

But 423 yards was far from Miller’s best effort in the competition. In the quarter-finals, he drove one 437 yards while, in the semis, he bettered that by two with a monstrous 439-yard strike.


Understandably, Miller was delighted. “It’s been building up since 2010,” he said. “Working hard, training hard and coming up short a lot of the time. It doesn’t feel like 2016, it feels like the last five or six years.
"I’ve made some amazing friends along the way" - Joe Miller

“What I do is great. I’m very privileged to do it. I get to come to places like this and have some fans cheering you on. I’ve made some amazing friends along the way and I just can’t say anymore than that.”

Miller’s and his competitors’ efforts drew positive comments from golfers including Bubba Watson, Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher.

Watch the whole of the 2016 World Long Drive Championship final below.

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