- Below are the longest drives in PGA Tour history (ShotLink era).
- Davis Love III has the longest official drive in PGA Tour history (476 yards).
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
|Davis Love III||476||2004||No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua|
|Jeff Sluman||473||2003||No. 14 - PGA West (Palmer)|
|Charley Hoffman||467||2009||No. 1 - LaCantera GC (Resort)|
|Dustin Johnson||463||2011||No. 7 - TPC Boston|
|Scott Stallings||460||2022||No. 15 - TPC Scottsdale|
|Luke List||459||2023||No. 7 - Plantation Course at Kapalua|
|Justin Thomas||457||2019||No. 10 - Club de Golf Chapultepec|
|Ryan Brehm||455||2023||No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua|
|David Duval||454||2002||No. 13 - PGA West (Palmer)|
|Retief Goosen||452||2003||No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua|
|Scottie Scheffler||451||2023||No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua|
|Craig Perks||451||2002||No. 12 - Westchester CC|
|Gary Woodland||450||2012||No. 18 - Plantation Course at Kapalua|
|Phil Micklelson||450||2013||No. 17 - TPC Blue Monster at Doral|
|Craig Perks||449||2002||No. 13 - TPC Scottsdale|
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