Dustin Johnson came ever so close to securing a sensational hole-in-one from 433 yards at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
World number one, American Johnson, was just inches from sinking an incredible shot on a par four.
Johnson held a two-shot lead heading into the final day of the Hawaii event, smashed a drive from 433 yards.
Seconds later, the 33-year-old watched on as the ball landed just three inches from dropping in for an albatross.
Johnson has been in some superb form recently, which rang true with his effort on the 12th hole, coming into January's tournament in Kapalua.
Remarkably, on his way to retrieving the ball, Johnson was heard saying that he struck his effort 'a little thin' - which saw it go just short of the hole.
Johnson concluded the tournament as the victor, claiming the championship in Hawaii in emphatic fashion, finishing 24- under, which saw him ease to victory to start 2018 off in a positive fashion.
Johnson overcame his disappointment after dropping a six-shot lead in the final round of the Shanghai Open last week to conquer this tournament, and he was delighted to return to winning ways.
"I knew I was playing well, and it's a golf course I'm really comfortable on,'' Johnson said. "I was really driving it well this week. I knew as long as I could keep doing that, I was going to do well.''
His title was the 17th whilst he has been a professional plying his trade on the PGA Tour, and he is not getting too carried away at his impressive feat.
He continued: "I try to forget everything,'' he said. "Whether I win or lose.''
England's Joe Miller holds the record for smashing a ball the furthest, at 435 yards at the World Long Drive Championship in Thackerville, Oklahoma in 2016.
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