Maurice Allen validated his brazen persona by demonstrating his newfound stature as the longest hitter in the world, as he accounted for the three longest drives of the night, one in each of the quarterfinal, semifinal and championship matches (392, 393, 393 yards). In the championship match, Allen was forced to rely on his final ball in order to eclipse Justin Moose, who connected for 382 yards on his best drive of the match.
Phillis Meti’s victory marked her second world title in three years, and tied her for second-most all time in the Women’s Division with Stacey Shinnick (2000, ’02, ’05). Her 317-yard drive in the semifinal match pitted her against Chloe Garner in the championship, edging Garner’s 310-yard drive with a 313-yard ball to claim the title.
Eddie Fernandes defeated Jeff Gavin in the championship match of the Masters Division to claim his first-ever world championship. The 47-year-old Fernandes became emotional while accepting the championship belt afterward in paying respect to those who helped him to victory.