Video: Rickie Fowler produced monstrous drive at the Scottish Open

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Rickie Fowler surprised fans at the Scottish Open with an incredible 458-yard drive that shocked fans who were simply trying the cross the course, and it proved to be an absolute highlight of the Scottish Open.

Fowler didn't win the Open, but this moment stands out amongst the highlights of the event.

The hole was downhill, he teed off on the 10th with the wind blowing in his direction.

Yes, those were advantages, but you still have to actually hit the ball and send it on its way with a good drive, and that is exactly what he did.

Fans were crossing the course way down the fairway as they assumed it would be a safe spot far away from any threat of Fowler's ball.

They were very wrong.

The ball came soaring in and bounced across them, sending them into a momentary panic as they feared it may hit someone in the head.

Fortunately, it rolled behind them and no-one was hit and/or injured.

It certainly would shock plenty who were just minding their own business walking across the course and this golf ball came at them from absolutely nowhere.

A drive of 458 yards is one heck of a shot and one of the longest that golf has seen.

An article from March on measured the 15 longest golf drives on the PGA Tour since 2010, and Fowler's scorcher would be second on that list, even if that list is a bit out of date in 2018.

Still, it is one hell of a drive to have in the history books.

Sadly it didn't allow Fowler to win and he finished the tournament in sixth place, but it's still a remarkable event and memory to take away from the tournament, and not just for him or the spectators, but for those fans who were very nearly right in its firing line!

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