PGA Tour Pros Try to Nail the ‘Hardest Shot in Golf’

Published 11/03/2021, 11:46 PM EDT
May 30, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Jason Kokrak hits his fairway shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports


This week, the PGA Tour and its players seemed to have some fun on the course with a small competition. Hosted (sort of) by Harry Higgs, everyone involved had one chance at making a shot. It ended as a hilarious event, as all the professionals enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

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The official Tour account shared the video on Twitter, something which even fans seemed to enjoy. It started with Higgs introducing the challenge to the other three players, Joel Dahmen, Jason Kokrak, and Pat Perez.

Let’s take a look at what exactly the challenge was.

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PGA Tour pros take up a fun challenge

The challenge was to hit a dead straight 7-iron. As Higgs starts the video reiterating the same, immediate resistance comes from the other three players. Dahmen stated that it was impossible, while Kokrak asked if it was with or without the wind.

As of Perez, well, he just turned away.

Notably, a white flag was their aiming point, completely straight.

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It is safe to say that no one really made the shot. While the other two shots left, Kokrak’s shot was something else entirely. As they gathered after their little event, it was decided that the ‘house won’.

The reactions under the tweet were interesting. “The hardest shot in golf is hitting it *exactly* as intended,” wrote one fan. “Pat Perez is a gem,” wrote another. All in all, it was a fun video.

May 29, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Jason Kokrak reacts after saving par on the first hole during the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
May 30, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Jason Kokrak hits his fairway shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

What event are the players playing now?

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Higgs, who introduced the challenge, last played the Zozo Championship in Japan; He finished T39. Higgs’ highlight has been the CJ Cup in Las Vegas, where he finished ninth.

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Pat Perez, who also played the Zozo Championship (T44), will next play the OHL Classic. Dahmen too will be playing the OHL classic. Kokrak started his season with the Shriners Children’s Open, not making the cut. The only other event he played is the CJ Cup, where he finished T54.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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