Sport: The Rock says he can hit a golf ball 490 yards

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The Rock claims he can hit a golf ball really, really far. © Michael Tran/FilmMagic The Rock claims he can hit a golf ball really, really far.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a very strong man. Probably one of the strongest in Hollywood, actually. But are we supposed to believe he can hit a golf ball further than almost anyone in the universe?

Apparently so.

On Tuesday, The Rock shared a photo on Instagram of him playing a round of golf on set while filming for the HBO series “Ballers.” He took the opportunity to brag about how far he can drive a golf ball, which he claims is 490 yards.

“The world record longest drive is 515 yards set in 1974. My drive here measured an estimated 490 yards by the scientists holding the rulers,” The Rock wrote. “I failed math when I was a kid, but I think that’s kinda close. One fun day I will break the world record. Great day on the links shooting scenes for our @ballershbo. Subsequently, I also hit two other great balls … when I stepped on a rake. Ok, no more (expletive) haha. back to work.

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Have a productive day.”

As The Rock mentioned, the Guinness record for longest drive is 515 yards, set by 64-year-old Mike Austin at the U.S. Senior National Open Qualifier in 1974. Even in long drive competitions, the record stands at 506 yards, with most participants hitting balls in the high-300s.

What does all that mean? Basically, we’d be surprised if this wasn’t like the time The Rock shared a photo of what appeared to be a disgusting hand injury on social media. Sorry, Dwayne — we’re not buying it.

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