Straight from the book of “Sometimes sponsors do strange things for publicity”, BMW got together the world’s number one golfer Martin Kaymer and Olympic javelin medallist Steve Backley, to promote the upcoming BMW PGA Championship to compete in an odd way.
On the first tee at Wentworth club, Kaymer and Backley went head to head in an accuracy test to a 60 metre flag. Kaymer with a golf ball and a wedge, Backley with his trusty javelin.
I’ve always thought accuracy in the Olympic javelin event makes much more sense but this is just all a bit weird. No weirder than skimming a golf ball across a lake to hit a gong or clay pigeon shooting with a golf ball I suppose though.
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