Aussie golfer helps set new Guinness World Record
Between a successful world record-breaking attempt and a second place at the Andalucia Masters, it was quite a week for Australia’s Min Woo Lee in Spain.
In the latest instalment of the always-entertaining European Tour video series, Lee joined Sean Crocker, Nicolai Højgaard and Wilco Nienaber in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the fastest hole of golf by a team of four.
The mark to beat was 27.88 seconds and the hole was the 458m par-5, 4th at the Real Club Valderrama – the host club for last week’s Andalucía Masters won by England’s Matt Fitzpatrick.
“I don’t know about you guys but I kind of want to put ‘Guinness World Record holder’ in my Instagram bio,” said American Sean Crocker, who was the second-hitter in the record attempt setup.
Incredibly the quartet almost nailed the record very early on but in the end it took a little over two frustrating hours to eventually get over the line.
The winning shot first came from Nienaber’s 330 metre drive, which came to rest on the left of the fairway where Crocker was left with a 128 metre shot into the green. The American did well to quickly put his wedge to within a metre and a half of the hole.
Min Woo Lee (Credit: European Tour)
While two players were on the green, it was Lee, who got the nod when Crocker’s ball landed on his side while Hojgaard quickly lifted the flag out of the way.
Lee sank the putt for an eagle and a total time of 24.75 seconds beating the previous mark by more than three seconds.
Following a nervous wait as the adjudication took place, the record was verified by Guinness and the players could celebrate their newfound status as world record holders.