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"I'll be back," says long-drive ace Miller

JOE MILLER has vowed to make quick amends after narrowly failing to add the world title to his European crown at the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Miller, 28, went into the event for golf’s biggest hitters as favourite in the eight-man field to land the $250,000 winner-takes-all first prize and advanced through the qualifying stages to face American Tim Burke in the final.

Both players each received six drives, over two rounds of three shots apiece, with the longest shot that stayed within a 50-yard wide grid counting toward their final score.

But, despite managing a drive of 405 yards with his fourth attempt, 2010 world champion Miller found himself beaten to the title after Burke hit a championship-record 427 yards with his fourth shot.

Miller, who prepared for the event at Brocket Hall, said: "It would've been a perfect end to what's been a perfect year if I’d have won. It’s obviously extremely frustrating to come up short, but I gave it my all.

“It was amazing to be part of such a great spectacle, especially in Las Vegas, but I will regroup, share some developmental ideas with Callaway and come back bigger, stronger and better next year.”

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