Jamie Sadlowski, long drive champion, making PGA TOUR debut

Jamie Sadlowski. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jamie Sadlowski. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Jamie Sadlowski, one of Long Drive’s best players ever, will tee it up at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational this week and provide some fun for fans.

Jamie Sadlowski is making the news this week. Sadlowski is widely regarded for his unreal power off the tee, and helped continue the growth of World Long Drive (WLD). The two-time long drive champion’s brute strength will be put on display at Colonial for the Dean &DeLuca Invitational, his first PGA Tour tournament.

Sadlowski had attempted to start his pro career, participating in events on the Web.com and Mackenzie Tours. Knowing he had the skills to play professionally, he gave up the sport that helped propel his stardom to live the dream of playing on the PGA TOUR.

At the BNI Indonesian Masters in 2016, Sadlowski finished in a tie for 46th. That week, he also set the event record for longest drive at 368 yards (gee, what a shock).

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On the Web.com Tour, he participated in four events, making two cuts. On the Mackenzie  Tour, Sadlowski played in two tournaments and made one cut. He tee’d it up on both tours in 2013, still at the peak of his Long Drive career. He even played in a U.S. Open qualifier in 2016 and shot a 65. However, he failed to reach the goal of making the big tournament at Oakmont.

Sadlowski debuting on the PGA TOUR this week is a great thing. Fans will be able to witness one of the most electrifying players to ever swing a driver at one of the country’s most famed courses.

Sadlowski brings his explosive drives to to professional course

Let’s face it, golf fans love the long ball, and Sadlowski is one of the premier tee ball warriors around. Not to mention, he gets a chance to flash his other skills, such as his ball striking and putting.

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No doubt the 28-year-old Canadaian will be able to leave himself with some excellent eagle opportunities at Colonial. Although he currently ranks 1,917th in the World Golf Rankings, things can easily change if he can continue to receive more PGA TOUR opportunities.

The Dean & DeLuca Invitational is one of the biggest tournaments of the year, with one of the strongest fields thanks to the charm of Colonial. For Sadlowski, this a real opportunity for him to shine, and show what he’s capable of.

How he fares? It’s anyone’s guess. But, to have someone of his nature playing in a PGA TOUR event is going to be a lot of fun to watch. Hopefully one day, he’ll earn his tour card so fans can continue to watch this rare talent. A player who went from making a living hitting golf balls as far as humanly possible hopes to make his living by sinking putts to win majors.

Sadlowski isn’t the only one in the golf world to make a recent career switch

Switching from one golf career to another comes as no shock. Wesley Bryan, known as one half of the popular trick shot duo “Bryan Bros” on YouTube has played terrific on the PGA Tour. Bryan got his first win at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town a few weeks back.

This is the beauty of golf. There are so many ways you can play and enjoy it. Whether you’re hitting bombs, or making trick shot videos, the sport is immensely versatile.

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Here’s hoping Sadlowski turns his dreams into a reality like Bryan did. What do you think of the former Long Drive champion making his PGA Tour debut? Will you be watching?