The long drive game for Jamie Sadlowski is officially long gone. At least according to the 2-time world champ.
On the most recent episode of Callaway Live, the 28-year-old Canadian broke the news that he’s retiring from long drive competition effective immediately to focus on Web.com Tour Q-School.
“It’s a big change, you go away from something you’ve done so well for so many years,” he said. “Being in the top eight the last nine straight years in World Long Drive Championships and I’ve been fortunate to win 2 world championships during that stretch. It’s definitely going to be a change and something I’m looking forward to.”
Sadlowski began competing in long drive events when he was 14 (he hit it 370 in his first qualifier). But there’s no questioning his overall game: he’s 3-for-4 in cuts made on the Web.com Tour, (the latest coming earlier this year and in 2015), and is also 1-for-2 in cuts made on the Mackenzie Tour- PGA TOUR Canada (his latest in 2013).
Goodbye Long Drive ??, hello professional golf ?
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) August 17, 2016
You can watch his announcement below:
And while you’re at it, we recently caught up with Jamie while he was dialing in his equipment at the Ely Callaway Performance Center and had our Facebook followers ask him a ton of questions. Check out our Facebook Live video below…
— Jamie Sadlowski (@JamieSadlowski) August 17, 2016