News & ToursAugust 11, 2015

Anirban Lahiri is your 2015 PGA Championship Long Drive winner

HAVEN, Wis.-- There were Happy Gilmore, Wild Thing and, gasp, Bubba sightings at Tuesday's Long Drive contest. But all fell short, literally and figuratively, to Anirban Lahiri.

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The PGA Championship exhibition was held on Whistling Straight's second hole, a 593-yard par-5 called "Big Country." (Note: Bryant Reeves is in no way associated with this hole. Trust me. I asked like five people.) Lahiri unleashed a 327-yard drive, besting Matt Dobyns -- the PGA Professional Champion -- and J.B. Holmes to take the title.

Lahiri enters the PGA Championship ranked No. 53 in the world. A regular on the European Tour, the 28-year-old native of India is averaging 300 yards off the tee in 2015.

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