Rory McIlroy was upset when he lost PGA Long Drive Contest

The Long Drive contest that takes place before the start of the PGA Championship is one of the cool traditions in the game. At Baltursol, Rory McIlroy looked like he would win the event after bashing a tee shot 345 yards.

Ben An had other plans however. An smashed his shot 347 yards, a measly two yards longer than McIlroy’s shot.

After talking to reporters in the media center, McIlroy received the (sorta) devastating news that he had lost the long drive contest. Apparently, McIlroy was not happy with the result, especially since it was only by two yards.

An meanwhile, not only beat McIlroy, but defeated other heavy hitters such as Brendan Steele and Nicolas Colsaerts. Certainly an upset in a PGA tradition and maybe we’ll see more bombs from An in the near future.

Take a look at this clip of McIlroy’s tee shot and you’ll get a great idea at how hard An hit his. Boom. Bang. Pow.

Now we need a closest to the pin and putting contest in one of the other majors. Make it happen.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! PGA Championship is here and so is Baltursol!

Source: Golf Digest 

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