World's longest drivers to compete over four events

The 2017 World Long Drive Series kicks off in Dubai on 17 March

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017

World's longest drivers to compete over four events

Eight of the world’s longest drivers will battle it out in the inaugural Long Drive World Series, with the first leg of four unfolding in Dubai on 17 March.

The Jumeirah Golf Estates Tour Performance Institute in Dubai will roll out the red carpet for the competitors, all champions in their own right.

The event, which will be live streamed, is being hosted by Di Dougherty and Sarah Stirk.

Following the first outing, the series comes to the UK, before heading to Asia and then the US.

The format includes a wild card place at every event, an early exit for one person at the seeding round, and sudden-death knockouts if needed.

Current and two-time World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller said: “I am really excited to be competing in Dubai in the first Long Drive World Series; an amazing location with an elite field of proven winners from around the world. It’s going to be an exciting event and hopefully I can reign in the desert.”

The objective is for the players to top the leaderboard after the four events, with points relating to to their finishing positions.

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The field

Britain’s Joe Miller: Current and Two times World Long Drive Champion

America’s Tim Burke: Two times World Long Drive Champion

America’s Maurice Allen: Two times European Long Drive Champion

Britain’s Lucas Dornan: 2016 UK Long Drive Champion

America’s Ryan Steenberg: Runner up at the 2016 World Long Drive Championship

Britain’s Brad Pearmain: 2016 Italian Long Drive Open winner

Serbia’s Ilija Djurdjevic: 2016 Portuguese Long Drive Champion

Sweden’s Emil Rosberg: 2016 Scandinavian Long Drive Champion