The European Tour refuses to not push the envelope when it comes to making their pros try new things. This week at the Turkish Airlines Open, Lee Westwood, Andrew “Beef” Johnston and Masters champ Danny Willett took to the roof tee box at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Antalya to try out drone golf.
The premise is simple: fly a drone carrying your ball from the tee, through obstacles, to the green and drop the ball as close to the hole as you can. Easier said than done. Westwood came out the victor, and jokingly called it one of his proudest moments in golf.
“This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of my career, one of my proudest moments,” Westwood 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.”