Pro long driver Maurice Allen was fired up and shared a hot take at the Clash in the Canyon event that aired on the Golf Channel this week. The moment even made it all the way to SportsCenter.
Allen said that long drivers, people who compete in crushing golf balls 400-plus yards, are “the best athletes on Earth” — even better than NBA players and football players. Plus, Allen threw in a dig at Charles Barkley’s swing.
“Now, I’ll be 100 percent honest with you. These guys out here are absolutely the best athletes on Earth. I don’t care about the NBA Finals, I don’t care about football. These guys are professional athletes in everything.
“Thank God that I got this win. Thank you Lord for the glory in that. Me, personally, I’m just out here having fun. I had pneumonia a couple weeks ago, I wasn’t supposed to be here. I’ve had people praying for me. This is for everybody in Pine Hills, Florida. My coach was a dentist. Nobody believed I was supposed to make it. My swing is ugly. I got a hitch like Charles Barkley. My coach is a dentist. I wasn’t supposed to make it, but by the grace of God, I am here and I’m gonna keep going. I’m gonna keep going for the people who have no voice. That’s why I’m here.”
Then, Allen tweeted out the video and tagged Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Steph Curry.
Even if you don’t agree with his take, you’ve got to admit that he pumped you up a little with that mini rant. It’s no surprise that according to his World Long Drive profile, in addition to being a golfer, he’s also a motivational speaker.