Jason Zuback can hit a drive 280 yards—while sitting in a folding chair. The 5'10", 215-pounder bopped a 412-yarder to win the 1997 World Long Drive Championship and has a personal best of 511. Zuback, who'll try for his fourth straight long-ball world title on Saturday at Palms Golf Club in Mesquite, Nev., is huge at parties too. Last year on The Late Late Show he drove tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and brussels sprouts at a wall to make dip for the audience.
This pharmacist from Calgary knows how to make the most of liquefied foods. He consumes countless supplements in his mealtime shakes—pass the creatine but hold the andro—and recently found a new ambrosia. "It's a neurotransmitter formula," he says. "Amino acids in a special profile." No wonder two-time long-drive champ Art Sellinger calls Zuback a mad scientist. "Jason combines science and violence," says Sellinger. "He has unbelievable leverage, flexibility and strength, and he tries to break the ball."
"Sometimes my fingers split open," Zuback says. "They can't take all the momentum and the force on the club. I stick them back together with Blue Glue, a surgical adhesive."
Whether he four-peats this week or not, he'll keep smashing balls through telephone books, planks of particle board (above), department-store mannequins and watermelons in $7,500-a-day exhibitions. The sultan of swing can also count on plenty of endorsement income. "I've got all my clothes laid out," Zuback said before leaving for Mesquite. "With the caps, shirts and everything else, getting the right logos on is half the battle."