Bryson DeChambeau lost in the final after making the last eight of the Professional Longest Drive Association world championship.
The 28-year-old American was eliminated with a maximum distance of 391 yards, although he managed to reach a ball speed of 218 miles per hour in Nevada.
His compatriot Kyle Berkshire won the event with a drive of 422 yards.
DeChambeau had survived three days of playoff rounds to place in the bottom eight of 128 competitors.
The 2020 US Open winner secured a final spot after running 416 yards, one yard off his monster effort in last week’s Ryder Cup.
DeChambeau, who has gained weight over the past two years as he seeks more ball speed and therefore distance off the tee, was the first full-time PGA Tour professional to take on the challenge of long hauls. .
He had blisters and said his the hands “were wrecked” training for the championship before the Ryder Cup.