SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The PGA of America reintroduced the Long Drive Competition at the PGA Championship last year with mixed results.
Bubba Watson hit 3-iron last year on the long drive hole (No. 10) at Valhalla, telling the media afterwards, “I want to practice the game of golf. I want to learn this golf course.”
Watson did hit driver on Tuesday on the long drive hole at Whistling Straits (No. 2), although he missed the fairway.
“I tied a bunch of people that missed the fairway. At least last year I hit the fairway,” Watson said.
“I gave it my best effort. I don't know if you know what No. 2 looks like, but it's pretty tight at 300-plus yards. For some reason they make golf courses longer, and then the farther you hit it, the tighter it gets. It doesn't make sense.”