The Rock Came Close To Hitting The Longest Golf Drive Ever Recorded

On a week by week basis, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson continues to make us feel like useless, weak human-beings.

'The People's Champ' is known for being good at pretty much everything, and his latest Instagram post has once again proven his super-human powers.

It turns out Dwayne can hit a golf ball really, really far - so far in fact that he was close to breaking the world record for the longest drive ever recorded.

The former WWE star, who is worth a staggering $64.5 million, claimed that he smacked a golf ball 490-yards while shooting scenes for his TV show Ballers.

Image: The Rock/Instagram
Image: The Rock/Instagram

A number of people, including golfer John Daly, have questioned his comments, but we believe you Dwayne. So come over to Manchester and show us how it's done!

Daly told TMZ Sports that The Rock's claims are "highly unlikely" but clearly he has never seen the size of this guy's arms:

"Well, I think to hit it 490 yards, I [want to] know if he hit a sprinkler head, or a cart path. I'm saying it's highly unlikely [Rock did it], because I've seen the biggest and the baddest drivers in the world that can hit it almost 400 yards. If he can hit it 490 straight, he needs to get on the PGA Tour ... I'd have to see it to believe it.

"Now, we know he's strong enough to do it and if I had that body, I'd be hitting it 490 yards myself ... but my motto is, 'I don't work out. I put out.'"

October 23, 2016 - Haikou, Hainan, China - Professional golfer John Daly on the 17th hole of the Blackstone course in Mission Hills resort Haikou during the 2nd round of the 4th...
October 23, 2016 - Haikou, Hainan, China - Professional golfer John Daly on the 17th hole of the Blackstone course in Mission Hills resort Haikou during the 2nd round of the 4th...

If we're talking about longest drives, then South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen smacked a 500-yard drive at the Ballantine's Championship in Korea back in 2013.

But there's a reason why it was so long - the ball landed on a path and continued to roll for a number of minutes. It was even claimed that the ball was still moving when Oosthuizen arrived at the ball.

Somehow, he didn't manage to make Birdie on the hole:

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It's no surprise that Dwayne Johnson can hit a ball so far. The 42-year old actor eats roughly 10 pounds of food every day and his seven daily meals include a total of 2.3 pounds of cod and 12 eggs, plus steak and chicken.

On top of that he also manages to eat two potatoes, some vegetables and mountains of rice.

What a beast.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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