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Watch Thorbjorn Olesen hit a 404-yard(!) drive -- and not even look pleased with it

November 25, 2016

Thorbjorn Olesen managed to do two seemingly impossible things with one swing on Friday at the World Cup of Golf. For one, he hit a 404-yard drive. For another, he didn't look happy about hitting a 404-yard drive.

In fact, the Dane looked downright disgusted by the shot when it came off the clubface. Olesen had tugged it a little and he thought it was going to catch a fairway bunker on Kingston Heath's finishing par 4. Instead, it caught a downslope and wound up in the left-center portion of the fairway, leaving him about a 50-yards for his approach. Check out Olesen's reaction -- and then the impressive result.

And here's a graphic showing just how far Olesen's drive went in comparison to his playing partners:

Doing a quick meters-yards conversion, 369 meters is equal to 403.543 yards. And yeah, we rounded up to 404. Thorbjorn deserves it.

It was his partner, Soren Kjeldsen, however, who wound up birdieing the hole to cap an incredible round of 60 for Team Denmark. No other team shot better than 64 in fourballs on Day 2.

"I'm like a train . . . I arrive on time," Kjeldsen mused after when comparing his less flashy golf game to that of his teammate. "It's a good combination."

However, Kjeldsen also provided the shot of the day -- other than Olesen's 404-yard drive, that is:

Denmark is three shots ahead of China's Wu Anshun and Li Haotong at nine under after 36 holes. Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello and Jon Rahm are third at eight under, while the American duo of Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker are part of a four-way tie for fourth at seven under.