Emil Rosberg Wins Long Drive World Series With 395 Yarder

The Swede's 395 yard drive in the final was six yards longer than world champion Joe Miller's

Emil Rosberg Wins Long Drive world series

Emil Rosberg won the UK leg of the Long Drive World Series on Saturday at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor, narrowly edging out home favourite Joe Miller in the final to be crowned Long Drive World Series UK champion

Emil Rosberg Wins Long Drive World Series With 395 Yarder

Sweden's Emil Rosberg beat two-time world champion Joe Miller in the final to win the UK leg of the Long Drive World Series.

The 20-year-old's 395-yard effort in the final, the longest of the night, was six yards further than home favourite Miller's longest.

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Prior to the hotly contested final, 16 of the biggest hitters in the world battled it out in Windsor, including two-time world champion Tim Burke and UK Champion Lucas Dornan.

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Rosberg said "I can't even describe the feeling with words. It just feels amazing. To come out here in front of all the people screaming, this is just the best feeling ever.

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"Everyone consistently hits the same numbers and it just depends on when you do it. It was a big boost for me knowing that I could be on top of the world and that made me more confident for this tournament."

Emil Rosberg Wins Long Drive world series

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He added: “My swing felt good all day, so to come out on top against such a strong field is incredibly satisfying.”

Runner-up Joe Miller said: "Emil is up there with us. He's still very young and he's coming through fast and he's very dangerous.

Emil Rosberg Wins Long Drive world series

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"I just couldn't quite catch the ball I needed. I got this far but Emil was great and found the middle of the club better than I did."

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The longest recorded drive on the evening was Emil's 395 yarder in the final, which won him a £10,000 bonus.

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 Martin Westney, CEO of Long Drive World Series, said: “We knew the UK public were crying out for a more entertaining and reenergised form of golf and their reaction tonight, as well as during the build up to the event, has been incredible.

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“All the competitors - the professionals and wild cards alike - put on a great show for the people of Windsor and we couldn’t have asked for better spectacle in our debut UK event."

Long Drive World Series will host two further events this year; with the next event confirmed to take place in Portugal on 23rd September.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x