There are countless elements that make up the game of golf. Different people love different aspects of the game, often focusing on one thing over another. This time around, fans have chosen to focus on James Hart du Preez, a golfer who is 6-foot-10 and might just match Kyle Berkshire swing speed.
As per reports, Hart du Preez will be playing at the American Express in California. Fans often welcome new players on the PGA Tour, which can be daunting for someone playing for the first time. By the looks of it, du Preez’s entry is causing some buzz, especially with regards to his swings.
He led the Sunshine Tour in Driving Distance last season at 373.1 yards. pic.twitter.com/6vPa933EgX
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 18, 2022
Fans react to Hart du Preez’s upcoming PGA Tour debut
Du Preez is going to be at the American Express event, thanks to a sponsor invitation. His performance might just turn some heads, especially since he swings the driver with an impressive speed of over 140 mph.
The PGA Tour themselves shared a video of the South African golfer, making fans notice and react. They even shared an additional image that listed his yardage. Not only did this prove a point for the tour but also gave golf fans a deeper insight into what exactly does du Preez do. “He led the Sunshine Tour in Driving Distance last season at 373.1 yards,” the PGA Tour wrote as they announced his debut.
Longest on the planet.
— Roland Schoeman (@Rolandschoeman) January 19, 2022
Bryson right now pic.twitter.com/BU1W5HHkq2
— 7 (@_Kwut_) January 18, 2022
Incredible Mean Girls reference. I’ve seen a lot on Twitter, but nothing quite this perfect. That’s well done my friend.
— DahvJay (@davjmiller) January 19, 2022
373.1 that has to be wind aided distances
— Lion Woods (@The_C_E_O) January 19, 2022
That driver seems longer than today’s standard.
— Spotlight Golf (@SpotlightGolf) January 19, 2022
“Longest on the planet,” came one comment, while most fans continued to give their opinion on the same. He was also compared to Bryson DeChambeau on times. The 28-year-old is one of the biggest players on the tour, so comparisons to the upcoming du Preez are not surprising to most.
“The limit does not exist!” wrote another user. Some fans wished him luck for his first event, which is needed by even a veteran on the course. Certain people added that he looks like a ‘beast’ in the video, and his driver is incredibly short in his hand.
His debut should turn out to be as exciting as one would like, especially with big names like Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay in the mix.
James Hart du Preez currently has the highest drive distance average this season at 339.28 meters!
— Sunshine Tour (@Sunshine_Tour) December 22, 2021
“If you look at the top 10 in the world, all of them have a massive power element to their game,” du Preez said about his game. Ultimately, he too wants to play on the PGA Tour day in and day out. He has also played on the Sunshine Tour, making a name for himself otherwise.
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