Longest Drives in PGA Tour History

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Max Homa watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, in Olympia Fields, Ill.
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  • Davis Love III has the longest official drive in PGA Tour history (476 yards).
  • The majority of the longest drives have occurred at The Plantation Course in Hawaii.

Who has the longest drive in the history of the PGA Tour? Well, it’s complicated.

Two very, very long drives were aided by hitting multiple cart paths or helped by wind and altitude.

At the 1992 Texas Open, Carl Cooper hit a 787-yard drive on the par-4 third hole, and it ended up behind the 12th green. Before that, at the 1974 National Seniors Open Championship, Mike Austin hit one 515 yards, but the hole was 2,000 feet above sea level and had a big helping wind.

At the 2022 Mercedes Championship (Plantation Course, Kapalua, Hawaii), Tiger Woods hit a drive on the 18th hole that traveled 498 yards. ShotLink recorded it, but for some unknown reason, the PGA wiped many drives from that year for the official record books.

Then, at the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Dustin Johnson had a drive of 498 yards, but stats at the match play event do not count towards official records.

So, for these rankings, below are the longest official recorded drives in PGA Tour history during the ShotLink era, which began in 2000.

Longest Drives in PGA Tour History

PlayerYardsYearCourse
Max Homa4772024No. 7 - Plantation Course at Kapalua
Davis Love III4762004No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua
Jeff Sluman4732003No. 14 - PGA West (Palmer)
Charley Hoffman4672009No. 1 - LaCantera GC (Resort)
Dustin Johnson4632011No. 7 - TPC Boston
Scott Stallings4602022No. 15 - TPC Scottsdale
Luke List4592023No. 7 - Plantation Course at Kapalua
Justin Thomas4572019No. 10 - Club de Golf Chapultepec
Ryan Brehm4552023No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua
David Duval4542002No. 13 - PGA West (Palmer)
Retief Goosen4522003No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua
Collin Morikawa2024451No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua
Scottie Scheffler4512023No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua
Craig Perks4512002No. 12 - Westchester CC
Gary Woodland4502012No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua
Phil Micklelson4502013No. 17 - TPC Blue Monster at Doral
Craig Perks4492002No. 13 - TPC Scottsdale

Longest Drivers on PGA Tour in 2023

1. Rory McIlroy, 326.3 yards
2. Peter Kuest, 321.7 yards
3. Brandon Matthews, 321.3 yards
4. Cameron Champ, 317.9 yards
5. Nicolai Højgaard, 317.7 yards
6. Ludvig Åberg, 317.1 yards
7. Cameron Young, 315.7 yards
8. Byeong Hun An, 315.6 yards
9. Vincent Norrman, 314.2 yards
10. Matti Schmid, 314.1 yards

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