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Top 4 Longest Putts in the History Golf Tournaments
Most people normally associate length with rides rather than putts. However, a holed long putt can be quite exciting to witness, although they seldom go past 300 yards. Here are four of the longest putts ever sunk in golf tournament history to lend you some encouragement the next time you face a 40-foot swing.
1. Brett Stanford
Set a new personal best of 395 feet in a Casual Round at Point Walter in 2017
The longest putt here on the chart by distance is this 395-foot monster, holed by Brent Stanford, an Australian trick shot performer who broke the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive putts. Stanford's ball popped and slid its path onto the green and then into the hole after hitting the putt from the fifth line of Point Walter Golf Course. To gain a better understanding of just how incredible this putt was, consider that it was 395 feet long, which is the equivalent of 120 meters.
2. Michael Phelps
Won the 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns–159 feet
When you hear the words "World Record" and "Michael Phelps," the first game that presumably springs to your mind is probably not golf. With an astounding 23 gold medals, this swimmer is by far the most prolific Olympic athlete in history. This 26-handicap golfer, however, made history in another discipline when he sunk a 159-foot putt in the 2012 Dunhill Links Championship. The putt resulted in a rare eagle on the par-4 sixth hole, breaking Terry Wogan's record for most consecutive putts ever sunk on television.
3. Craig Barlow
Hit a putt with a distance of 111 feet and 5 inches at the 2008 Buick Open at Warwick Hills
Understandably, many people are not very familiar with the name Craig Barlow, given that he is not considered a cultural icon in the golfing world. That doesn't mean he shouldn't be added to that list, though.
On the day of the 2008 Buick Open, Barlow kicked off his day by hammering in a putt from approximately 112 feet for eagle just at par-five first.
4. Jack Nicklaus and Nick Price
Shot 110 feet in the 1964 Tournament of Champions at Desert Inn as well at the 1992 PGA Championship at Bellerive
Jack Nicklaus achieved the longest putt recorded in professional golf in the 1964 Tournament of Champions, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The putt Nicklaus sank to earn this remarkable record was a massive 110 feet long, which is longer than several golf greens!
Besides Nicklaus' achievement, the Guinness World Record also recognizes another 110-foot putt, sunk by South African Nick Price. Price also sank the putt in a big tournament, when the greens were at their most difficult and moving at breakneck speeds. For the 1992 PGA Championship, staged at Bellerive, he achieved the feat and won the finals, claiming his first major title in the process.
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