The final eight of the ROC City Rumble are all set after the rounds of 32 and 16 finished on Tuesday afternoon. Nine of the top-10 ranked players in the world made it to the round of 32, but only three advanced to compete in Wednesday evening’s Quarterfinals live on Golf Channel.
The Open Division of the ROC City Rumble began under gloomy skies on Monday morning. With rain forecast for most of the day, the first wave of competitors spent their time trying to keep their hands dry. By the time the afternoon group began, the rain had stopped and the breeze was blowing downwind for the competitors. […]
On Saturday-Sunday (July 20-21), six more long drive competitors punched their tickets to the season-culminating event, the 2019 World Long Drive Championship. On the first day, Spencer McDaniel, Jeremy Nowak, and George Haggerty earned a trip to Thackerville, OK, with McDaniel leading the way at 800 points. The second day resulted in Grieg Mooney, Jesse Pettersen, and […]
On Sunday, Eddie Fernandes (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the first-ever World Long Drive tour event in Rochester, N.Y., claiming the Masters Division title at the ROC City Rumble. The victory marked the first win of the 2019 for the defending World Long Drive (Masters Division) champion.
Steve Magan, a long-time competitor on the long drive circuit passed away earlier this week, on Tuesday. A staple at the World Long Drive Championship, Magan made 15 career appearances at the season-culminating event, and was a regular presence at tour events for years. “Steve was extremely passionate about the sport, and was without a […]
In anticipation of the 44th annual World Long Drive Championship (August 30-September 4), we’re highlighting a past world champion each week in a series titled “World Champion Reflections” leading up this year’s Championship. First up is Sandra Carlborg, the five-time world champion from Sweden.
We’ve reached the midway point of the 2019 World Long Drive tour season, with three events in the books and three still to be contested, led by the 44th edition of the World Long Drive Championship only a few short months away. Here are 10 moments you may have missed so far this season.
After it was made official last month that World Long Drive would be headed to Rochester (N.Y.) for the “ROC City Rumble” in July, the news carried added significance for Ryan Steenberg, the newest hitter to top the world rankings as No. 1 amongst the Open Division competitors. Calling Rochester home, Steenberg is exceedingly familiar […]
On Thursday-Friday (June 13-14), dozens gathered at WinStar World Casino and Resort on the Texas/Oklahoma border in an effort to capture a spot into the 2019 Volvik World Long Drive Championship field – being held at the same location at the end of August. On Thursday, the three men punching their ticket were Travis Britt, […]
Despite immense wind conditions that forced hitters’ hands on Wednesday, Phillis Meti (Auckland, New Zealand) and Tim Burke (Orlando, Fla.) navigated their way past fellow competitors en route to winning the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash. The second win of the season for both, it was a repeat of the April’s Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun […]