Distance Astounds Couples

From The Australian:

"It's amazing to me," said Couples, who is in Australia for the first time since 1997 to compete in this week's Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth. "I played with Adam Scott in Florida in the off-season and we were talking about a couple of things. He's got another gear when he drives it a long way and a couple of times I got it up with him or past him and we were laughing about it because I'm twice his age.

"But I saw this kid (Holmes) at Tour school and I physically saw him hitting some balls in Phoenix and it's hard to believe.       

"You know, to sit here and try to explain it - well, how far does he outdrive you? Fifty yards. Fifty yards. I don't know if I've even ever semi-missed a drive and then been outdriven by 50 yards. And this guy is going to do it most of the day.

"And there's another guy Bubba Watson, who hits it further than him. I can't quite figure out how to hit it that far. To me it's just goofy. He hits a three-wood 280-290 yards and a seven-iron 210. I have no idea. It just doesn't make sense. I hit a seven-iron maybe 155 and sometimes up to 170."