Flagg, 29, won the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship in Las Vegas with a winning golf drive of 365 yards. He defeated Jeff Crittenden by 13 inches in the finals – the shortest margin of victory in the event’s history.
“I thought I had him,” Flagg told the Golf Channel. “But if there’s anything I learned from baseball is that you can’t get too high or too low until it’s a done deal.”
Flagg, who now resides in Pelham, Ala., won in both the quarterfinals and semifinals by a yard. Flagg played for the Diamond Dogs from 2006-08 before being drafted and spending three years in the New York Mets farm system.
Flagg’s MSU teammate, Connor Powers, finished as a semifinalist at the World Long Drive Championship.
You can watch Flagg’s check and championship belt presentation here.