The Rock evidently laid the smackdown on an innocent golf ball this week.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently hit the links to shoot scenes for his HBO series “Ballers,” and the world-renowned actor/former WWE superstar apparently wasn’t content just going through the motions. According to an Instagram post from The People’s Champ, he crushed one drive so far that he nearly matched a world record.
The world record longest drive is 515 yards set in 1974. My drive here measured an estimated 490 yards by the scientists holding the rulers. I failed math when I was a kid, but I think that's kinda close. One fun day I will break the world record. Great day on the links shooting scenes for our @ballershbo. Subsequently, I also hit two other great balls… when I stepped on a rake. Ok, no more bullshit haha.. back to work. Have a productive day. #OnSet #Ballers #LasVegas #TheGolfingBeast 🏌🏾 Big shout out to my bud and the man himself @jordanspieth for my gear 👊🏾
Of course, The Rock could be just messing around, especially since he followed up his claim by joking about smacking himself in the crotch with a rake. But there’s no denying the guy’s a beast. And while professional golfer John Daly, who’s known for wild antics and long drives, isn’t exactly buying the 490-yard shot, he does believe The Rock could launch the ball pretty far if he got a hold of one.
“Now, we know he’s strong enough to do it. If I had that body, I’d be hitting it 490 yards myself,” Daly told TMZ Sports. “But my motto is, ‘I don’t work out. I put out.’ So I’d have to see it, though, brother. I can’t believe he hit it 490 without hitting a cart path or a sprinkler head.”
Hey, who are we to doubt The Rock? They don’t call him “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment” for nothing.
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