Long hits 100 percent of his fairways in a PGA Tour event for t

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    Adam Long's powerful tee shot.

    Adam Long (USA) has set a new record on the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) Tour, hitting 100 percent of his shots in the fairway for the first time in 31 years.

    Long landed all 14 of his tee shots in the fairway on the par-4s and par-5s during the final round of the PGA Tour's Worldwide Technology Championship at El Cardonal (Par 72) in Los Cabos, Mexico on Saturday (Sept. 6).

    Long, who hadn't hit a tee shot out of the fairway on a par-4 or par-5 in the first three rounds, posted a 100 percent fairway percentage for the tournament.

    It had been 31 years since a 100 percent fairway finding rate in a PGA Tour event was recorded by Brian Clay (USA) at the 1992 Memorial Tournament.

    Long was able to accomplish this feat because of the wide fairways at El Cardonal.

    According to Data Golf, 18 players hit 100% of their shots in the first round of the tournament.

    When you consider that the average PGA Tour tournament fairway contact rate is only 58%, you can see how easy El Cardonal is to tee off.

    Designed by Tiger Woods (USA), El Cardonal doesn't just have wide fairways, it also has a low level of difficulty, which led to a winning score of 27 under par.

    On a challenging course, you should expect to lose half a stroke to a stroke if you miss the fairway, but at El Cardonal, fairway accuracy didn't have much of an impact on your score.

    Winner Eric van Rooyen (SOUTH AFR) was tied for 25th (92.86%).

    Long finished tied for 23rd (17-under par 271), 10 strokes behind him. 19가이드03