29 Oct '13, 8pm

Van Cynical Mailbag: Anticipating a wild long-drive final, your questions answered

Van Cynical Mailbag: Anticipating a wild long-drive final, your questions answered

LAS VEGAS -- Good thing the ReMax World Long Drive Championship wasn't held here Monday. It was too windy to stack BBs, as an old saying goes, and would've been too breezy for any kind of legitimate competition. Winds blew over 40 with gusts up to 51 mph. The mountains surrounding Vegas were obscured by dust, and being out in that dust felt like being on the business end of a sandblaster. Even I, dedicated golf hound that I am, didn't consider playing golf or hitting balls at a range. Yeah. That's windy. The long drive final is Wednesday night and it'll be televised live on Golf Channel from a new venue, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The big hitters haven't done anything like this before and it's going to be wild. One quirk: The playing grid is a little narrower than usual so there will be an increased premium on accuracy. Somebody might win a match just by dinking a tee b...

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