The European Tour did it again. Reprising one of their most popular videos from last year, four-man teams from France, South Africa and England faced off prior to this week’s Turkish Airlines Open to attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest hole of golf played by a team of four.
18 months earlier, the French team set the record by playing a hole in 34.87 seconds. This week, the French team — which returned Romain Wattel and Alexander Levy, but subbed in Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Matthieu Pavon from the record-holding team— failed to threaten that mark, but the squads from South Africa and England both gave a great effort.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) November 4, 2017
Team South Africa was made up of Brandon Stone, Haydn Porteous, George Coetzee and Dylan Frittelli and they put together a near-flawless performance, completing the hole in less than 33 seconds. Team England, Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Fitzpatrick, Ian Poulter and Matthew Southgate, duplicated the feat, but who had the best time as it came down to hundredths of a second wasn’t known until a representative from the Guinness World Records announced it.
As it turned out, England edged South Africa by 0.26 seconds and set the new record with a time of 32.70 seconds.
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