(H/T Golf Digest)
Rory McIlroy hits the golf ball ridiculously far in normal conditions. But in the mile-high altitude of Denver? Not surprisingly, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman put on a display of power that turned heads before this week’s BMW Championship even started.
While warming up on Wednesday, McIlroy launched a drive that cleared a 90-foot high net at the far end of Cherry Hills’ practice range. The tees were up about 30 yards on the 298-yard range, reported Golf Channel’s Randall Mell. Tournament officials might want to move those tees back tomorrow when the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs begins.
Vine user Jay Althouse, a photojournalist for KDVR/KWGN TV in Denver, posted this footage of McIlroy’s reaction. Don’t worry, Rory, no one was hurt.