Lee Westwood wins inaugural Drone Golf Championship

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This week's Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya certainly has some unique features including a tee box on top of a villa on the 16th hole and the first instalment of their drone golf championship.

Earlier in the week tour pro's Lee Westwood, Andrew 'Beef' Johnston and Danny Willett tried their hand at the drone-powered golfing challenge and the results were entertaining to say the least.

The trio had to fly their drone, which was carrying a golf ball, through an obstacle course before attempting to drop the ball as close to the hole as possible.

England's Lee Westwood came out on top as he managed to land his ball within the closest ring to the target whilst you can see 'Beef' Johnston make a complete hash of his attempt, dropping the ball far too early.

Of the light-hearted event, Westwood said: 'This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of my career, one of my proudest moments,' he said. 'I am really pleased to kick the week off with a win.

'It was really tough stepping up to the tee with the winds being so strong and not having used a drone before but with the help of my drone caddy there was no stopping me...I hope to defend my Turkish Airlines Drone Golf Championship trophy next year.'

Runner-up Willett said: "I am gutted, it clearly wasn't my night. Hopefully, I can do a bit better than that on the golf course this week."

This is not the first fun pre-tournament event the European tour has thrown up in the last month or so following the Bottle Smash Challenge that players took part in at the Portugal Masters in October.

Thomas Pieters won that event and Westwood's win gives two of Europe's losing Ryder Cup players something to smile about in the wake of their defeat in Minnesota.

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