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Pro golfer Joe Miller was clearly made to smash balls into watermelons

That melon didn't stand a chance.


Mike Fenn


Posted on May 29, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 5:42 am CDT

Watermelon-smashing comedian Gallagher has nothing on golfing pro Joe Miller.

In 2010, Miller hit a 560-yard-long drive, earning him the title of World Champion for the maneuver. (The distance is equal to over .3 miles) Now, in a new YouTube video, Miller takes to the course of the PGA European Tour to demonstrate the sheer force of his long drive—by slicing his ball through a watermelon at 153 miles per hour.

A slow-motion camera captures the innate beauty that only comes with a Titleist soaring effortlessly through a weighty melon. We can only assume that sand traps are no match for Miller.

Screengrab via European Tour/YouTube

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*First Published: May 29, 2014, 1:02 pm CDT