This can’t be true, can it?
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, wrestler-turned-actor The Rock claimed that he smashed a drive a whopping 490 yards while shooting a scene for his HBO series Ballers.
The world record longest drive is 515 yards set in 1974. My drive here measured an estimated 490 yards by the scientists holding the rulers. I failed math when I was a kid, but I think that’s kinda close. One fun day I will break the world record. Great day on the links shooting scenes for our @ballershbo. Subsequently, I also hit two other great balls… when I stepped on a rake. Ok, no more bullshit haha.. back to work. Have a productive day. #OnSet #Ballers #LasVegas #TheGolfingBeast 🏌🏾 Big shout out to my bud and the man himself @jordanspieth for my gear 👊🏾
But then he wrote this, muddying the picture a bit.
“Ok, no more bullshit haha.”
So was he just joking? Our guess is probably. Still, two things: 1) That number, 490, seems so random. Why not just say 500? 2) That guy, pictured above, sure looks like he could hit it a long way.
If it did happen, it would be longer than any drive hit on the PGA Tour since 2002, when Tiger Woods ripped one 498 yards.
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